Rain Forest, Temperate

RAIN FOREST, temperate, is a term applied to the luxuriant coastal forests of the Pacific Northwest from California north to the Alaska panhandle. Temperate rain forests are found in the middle latitudes as opposed to the tropical rain forests, or jungles, of equatorial latitudes. They receive a huge volume of precipitation, at least 1,000 mm annually, and are characterized by extremely tall trees and a diverse understory of shrubs, MOSSES, FERNS and arboreal (hanging) and terrestrial lichens....

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