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Taiga (Rev #1)

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As Wikipedia states:

Taiga (pronounced /ˈtaɪɡə/, Russian: тайга́; from Turkic[1] or Mongolian), also known as the boreal forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests.

Taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome and covers: in North America most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as parts of the extreme northern continental United States (especially northern Minnesota, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, northern Wisconsin, Upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine); and in most of Sweden, Finland, inland and northern Norway, much of Russia (especially Siberia), northern Kazakhstan, northern Mongolia, and northern Japan (on the island of Hokkaidō).

The term boreal forest is sometimes, particularly in Canada, used to refer to the more southerly part of the biome, while the term taiga is often used to describe the more barren areas of the northernmost part of the taiga approaching the tree line. The term taiga is of Russian origin.

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Taiga, Wikipedia

category: ecology