Published on Aug 29, 2020

Forest Road Background Images

License Info: Creative Commons 4.0 BY-NC
Advertisement

A forest is a piece of land with many trees. Many animals need forests to live and survive. Forests are very important and grow in many places around the world. They are an ecosystem which includes many plants and animals.

Temperature and rainfall are the two most important things for forests. Many places are too cold or too dry for them. Forests can exist from the equator to near the polar regions, but different climates have different kinds of forests. In cold climates conifers dominate, but in temperate zone and tropical climates forests are mainly made up of flowering plants. Different rainfall also makes different kinds of forest. No forests exist in deserts, just a few trees in places where their roots can get at some underground water.

The three major forest biomes are coniferous forests, deciduous forests, and tropical rain forests.

Advertisement

Tropical rainforests grow in South America, the Congo, Indonesia and some nearby countries, Hawaii, and eastern Australia. Tropical rainforests are aptly named, as it rains here on about half the days. The only season in a tropical rain forest is summer, so plants grow for all 12 months of the year. Trees are tall and thick in the rain forest and they grow so close together that they seem to form a big umbrella of greenery called a canopy. This blocks out most of the sunlight. The air is muggy as it filters through the dense canopy cover of the trees. The light that filters through this tree cover is dim and green. Only along river banks and in places that have been cleared does enough sunlight allow plants to grow on the forest ground.

Millions of species of plants and animals live in the world’s tropical forests. Life in the rain forest exists at different levels or layers in the trees. Each layer has a name, such as ’emergent’, ‘canopy’, ‘understory’, and ‘forest floor. Animal life is found on all levels.

Forest Road Background images gallery for free download

Advertisement

Matched Content:


Related Images:

Leave a Comment