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Summary : Dr. Matlack is back in yet another fun-filled forestry adventure in the god-forsaken harmonica room. No, this isn’t a philosophy course but yes, it is ~environmental history!~ so get psyched. I: Vegetation Zones! -desert -prairie -conifer forest -deciduous forest What determines where forest occurs in North America? -weather? -soil types? -biome? -how close it is to water! (climate) -proximity to coast and dryness -also, mountains -elevation and topography -Rainfall! (see heat map) -westward: gradient of rainfall; agriculture requiring irrigation in the plains -compare the maps in powerpoint; forest map vs rainfall map; look at locations of forest and the amount of rain -Trees occur with a specific amount of water/moisture II: Forest types A. Northern mixed conifer a. spruce, fir b. Hemlock, birch c. White pine ( Pinus strobus ) i. White pine has supported whole regions and been incredibly important d. located in southeastern Canada B. Eastern deciduous forest a. Oak, hickory, beech, maple, dogwood b.
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