Coniferous Woodlands


A softwood forest composed of mostly needle-bearing trees. The coniferous woodland is a dark, muted and enclosed area, featuring a dense canopy with shrub or herb layers only scattered in openings in the forest. The ground tends to be covered with mosses, old stumps and roots, fallen trees, and many species of mushrooms throughout the spring, summer and early fall months. The soil is acidic with low diversity of animals as well as soil fauna.

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