Interesting facts about coniferous forests

Forests are different – coniferous, deciduous, mixed, this is taught to everyone else at school lessons in geography. All these types of forests differ significantly from each other. The composition of plants of different levels varies, as well as the animals that live in these forests. Coniferous forests, for example, occupy a fair share of the surface of the whole of Russia, and remain green for most of the year, not dropping needles.

Coniferous forests are smaller than mixed forests. Most of all coniferous trees grow in Russia in the taiga.

In the coniferous forest there is a constant struggle for survival – the trees stretch upwards towards the light, and thereby throttle all the lesser vegetation, including other trees.

The lower branches of many coniferous trees, for example, in firs, wither and die with the growth of the tree.

Needles of many trees are very rich in vitamin C.

Many coniferous trees are real long-livers. Known representatives of coniferous mammoth tree, who lived more than three thousand years.

The length of needles of marsh pine growing in North America can reach 40 centimeters, and even more.

Coniferous forests are a real health resort. Needles of many trees are widely used in the pharmacological industry – a variety of medications are made from it.

In coniferous forests it is always warmer than outside – thick crowns of densely growing trees keep heat and moisture.

Some species of fungi grow only in coniferous forests.

In most coniferous forests, life boils. Especially there is a lot of protein that feed on the nuts extracted from the cones.