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ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Natural Resources : Deciduous temperate forests

  • These are also known as temperate deciduous forests or temperate broad-leaf¬†forests.
  • They are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year.
  • They are found in areas with warm, moist summers and mild winters
  • Deciduous forests consists of trees and shrubs which shed their leaves.
  • These forests are confined to the eastern part of USA and Canada, western parts of Europe, UK among others.
  • The forests consists of a mixture of coniferous and temperate deciduous trees for example oak.
  • Major uses are furniture, construction and wood fuel.
  • Exploitation is extensive as these are densely populated and forestry competes with other land uses like settlement and agriculture.

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