Term: Boreal forest Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The forested region that adjoins the tundra along the arctic tree line. It has two main divisions: its northern portion is a belt of taiga or boreal woodland; its southern portion is a belt of true forest, mainly conifers but with some hardwoods. On its southern boundary the boreal forest passes into "mixed forest" or "parkland," prairie, or steppe, depending on the rainfall.  AMSglossary 

High to mid-latitude biome dominated by coniferous forest. Predominant vegetation of this biome is various species of spruce, fir, pine, and cedars. Also called Taiga.  PhysicalGeography