|What Grows Here?
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is not much diversity in the taiga. Evergreen trees reign supreme -- miles
upon miles of the exact same species are tree is often the case in the
taiga. Most trees in this biome tend to grow in dense patches of one or
a few species. Spruce, hemlock and fir are the primary trees of the taiga.
There are a few broad leaf trees in the taiga: birch, poplar, and aspen.
These species lose their leaves in the fall. By shedding their leaves,
these deciduous trees save energy during the winter months. But in the
spring, these trees have to grow back new leaves.
In contrast, evergreen trees do not have to regrow leaves in the spring.
However, they risk a chance of breakage from heavy snow falls.