Definition of Boreal Forest

The boreal forest is also known as taiga and it is defined as the zone where the vegetation primarily consists of evergreen trees. These trees have needle leaves and they bear cones. They are found in those regions which are characterized by very long winters and the rate of precipitation there is moderate to high.


These forests cover about 17 percent of the earth’s land surface. Pine, fir, spruce, etc. are commonly found in these regions. These trees are capable of growing very tall. The winters in the boreal forest are typically very long and cold and the region is mostly covered in snow.

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