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coniferous forest


a type of forest characterized by cone-bearing, needle-leaved trees


Coniferous forests are often a source of softwood timber and pulp.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • The frogs were found beneath logs and rocks in a damp canyon in coniferous forest.

  • Only occasionally do we see to the north a small patch of taiga, or the Siberian coniferous forest, silent and dark.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • A heavy seed-crop in a coniferous forest gives a touch of poetry to the viewless air.

    The Spell of the Rockies Enos A. Mills
  • Considered in relation to a fire, the coniferous forest is a poor risk because it is more inflammable than a deciduous one.

  • Clarke Crows are found abundantly in all coniferous forest on the higher mountains in their range.

    Bird Guide: Land Birds East of the Rockies

    Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed
  • More complex deciduous forest associations and all coniferous forest associations are absent from the State.

    The Breeding Birds of Kansas Richard F. Johnston

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