What Is a forest?

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A forested area is a piece of land surrounded by trees with some type of a canopy or cover over it. Forests are everywhere but what defines them is usually what they are surrounded by – mountains, beaches, plains, lowlands, etc. An example of a forest is the Amazon Rainforest. There are an estimated 8 billion trees around the globe.

Forests are made out of different types of woody plants such as eucalyptus, pine, palm, bamboo, hemlock, and spruce. The majority of the Earth’s trees are coniferous forests and the main type of forest is deciduous forests. These forests grow for a very long time, producing new foliage and new branches. Deciduous trees can live for 200 years or more. A forest can be coniferous or deciduous depending on what kind of trees grow in it, but the most common type of forest is coniferous.

The Rain Forest is one of the largest pieces of our planet. A rain forest is a type of forest that has trees that drop leaves on the ground and then rebound into the air again, much like a leaf falling to the ground. Most large cities are in coniferous forests. Most large forested areas are surrounded by lowland grasslands, which is what a rain forest used to be.