Taiga, also known as boreal forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches. The taiga is the world's largest terrestrial biome.
- Taiga is the Russian word for forest and is the largest biome in the world.
- The average temperature is below freezing for six months out of the year.
- The main seasons in the taiga are winter and summer. The spring and autumn are so short, you hardly know they exist.
- Taiga is either hot and humid or very cold in the taiga.
- There are not a lot of species of plants in the taiga because of the harsh conditions.
- Coniferous trees are also known as evergreens
- The taiga is susceptible to many wildfires.