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View Poll Results: Which Forest Type do you like Better: Deciduous or Coniferous Forest?
Deciduous Forests 50 60.98%
Coniferous Forests 32 39.02%
Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-06-2008, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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(In Homer Simpson's voice): "I like the first one better... Delicious."
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Deciduous:

Confierous:

Oh, that's a tough one!
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Deciduous:

Confierous:

Oh, that's a tough one!
The first actually isn't a forest. An old growth deciduous forest in the Mountains of NC would beat a coniferous forest any day!
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I like our Coniferous Forests here in the west. The deciduous ones would be wonderful to see during fall, but I'll take the green forests of home.
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:06 AM
 
Location: yeah
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The first actually isn't a forest. An old growth deciduous forest in the Mountains of NC would beat a coniferous forest any day!
No, your little parks in your little hills are no match for trve forests full of bears and hobbits.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:11 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Deciduous for the win.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I love the mixed forests of Maine and New Hampshire....the oaks, beech and maples and the hemlock and pine.....it is a wonderful tapestry....a beautiful counterpane the whole year round. To choose one or the other is unnecessary.....we have it all.
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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In western Montana there is a deciduous conifer called Western Larch (Tamarack). The wood is much like Red Cedar and the needles turn yellow and drop in the fall.
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Default Tamarack

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In western Montana there is a deciduous conifer called Western Larch (Tamarack). The wood is much like Red Cedar and the needles turn yellow and drop in the fall.
We have tamarack/larch trees here in New England as well as a native tree; there are also specimen trees called Dawn Redwood that shed their needles in the fall. These trees were thought to have gone extinct in pre-historic times but they were discovered growing in the mountains of China and have since been grown from seed and used as landscape trees in parks and estates in America.

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Old 01-11-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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No, your little parks in your little hills are no match for trve forests full of bears and hobbits.
Well, you went out of your way to post a playground and not a forest. And, at the risk of sounding like a complete nerd, The Shire (where hobbits live) is a deciduous forest.... and black bears live in the forests of the east too. Also, some bears like Pandas only live in deciduous forests.

I love both because I love forests in general but I voted deciduous for a few reasons.

I lived most of my life in one, and despite enjoying hikes with the pines of northern new england, and the west, I will always feel most at home bushwacking through the undergrowth. (There are plenty of evergreens in Massachusetts but I would still say its predominately deciduous.

Unfortunately, much of the worlds Deciduous forests are no longer there. Why? because they are some of the most desirable places for a civilization. Places that have flourished over the last 2000 years such as most of Europe, Japan, and the east coasts of China, the US, and Australia (in all 3 of these cases, the nations began in these east coast forests).

I like both of these types of forests for their wildlife. The animals that call deciduous and coniferous forests their homes are some of my favourites. Hopefully they'll all get to stick around for a while.

Overall, forests in general rule compared to any other ecoregion IMO.
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