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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 09-24-2008, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Fresno,ca
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Deciduous Forest is pretty much anywhere on the East Coast and anywhere East of the Rockies, and in the Coastal Pacific Northwest in Washington where it's kinda a rainforest.

Coniferous Forest is pretty much the entire Mountainous regions Pine Forests and high altitude forests. Pretty much all you find in the West Coast.

Which do you think is more scenic ?
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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deciduous is more varied in tree styles, at least to the casual observer, and you get those fall colors.
the bad: you've got to rake them if they're in your yard.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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I'm a bit mixed about my feelings toward the two styles of forest. I grew up in New England and I love the beauty of the deciduous forest, but unfortunately the leaves all fall off in the winter and you're left with bare tree's. I love seeing the green pine tree's all winter long. So, I guess I prefer the scenery of the deciduous forest, but I like living in a coniferous forest just it's not completely brown all winter .
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:25 PM
 
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Default Deciduous

This one is soooooo easy, deciduous all the way!!!

Now having said that, I love all forests, and there are some amazing coniferous forests out there. But the variety of a deciduous forest, both in terms of plant & animal life, and also seasonal variety, completely tilts the scale.

Most people, myself included, have never experienced the true marvel of what the eastern deciduous forests were at one time. Old growth deciduous growth consisted of 15 ft. diameter chestnut trees, 250 ft. white pines, white oaks and sugar maples that dwarf today's specimens. Forests that in terms of inspiring awe, were right up there with today's western redwood forests.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: IN
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I like coniferous forests that consist of white pine, white spruce, black spruce, red pine, tamarack, hemlock, etc. My ideal forest type would be the northwoods variety where you have a good mixture of northern deciduous types mixed with pines and spruces.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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I like coniferous forests, especially in the Pacific Northwest and the Sierras, but I also like the Southern Appalacians, which has a mix of oak and hemlocks.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I like both, but I must say I am partial to the Longleaf pine forests here in the southeast. Unfortunately they are fire dependant to keep brush under control, and with improved fire protection many of the old pine savannas have disappeared.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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Cactus!
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:04 AM
 
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Deciduous all the way
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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Deciduous for looks (especially in fall and spring), coniferous for smells.
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