Evergreen leaves are retained year round not to

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Unformatted text preview: Human uses of forests A six- category classificaCon of Earth’s forests DefiniCons: tropical, temperate, deciduous vs evergreen. Conifer. Deciduous because of dry versus cold/light Regions where all twelve months are above 18 °C (= 64 °F) Wikimedia Commons What are evergreen trees? Evergreen: Leaves are retained year- round (not to be confused with conifers – pines, spruces, firs. conifers are a kind of evergreen tree, but not all evergreens are conifers) Tropical evergreen forests A six- category classificaCon of Earth’s forests DefiniCons: tropical, temperate, deciduous vs evergreen. Conifer. Deciduous because of dry versus cold/light Seasonality of rainfall in the tropics: Low within a few degrees of equator, typically high between ~10° and 25° Wikimedia Commons Deciduous forests: Forests with trees shedding leaves annually or subannually In tropics: Leaf loss typically associated with dry season In temperate laCt...
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