A temperate forest is a plant formation characterised by the predominance of tree clusters found on relatively rich soil in temperate environments (abundant and frequent precipitation, seasonal contrasted temperature and luminosity variations).
Different types of temperate forests
Within this type of forest, there are three biomes:
Sometimes, the term temperate forest more restrictively refers to the temperate deciduous forest.
A mixed temperate forest in the Northern Vosges Natural Park. © Pierre Kessler CC by-nc-sa 2.0