Eastern deciduous forest

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Spinulose wood ferns on the floor of eastern deciduous forest

Description

The great eastern deciduous forest of North America was once an unbroken swathe of imposing trees that stretched from northern New England to central Florida, and west to the Mississippi River (1). Although it has been subject to intensive human use throughout the years, the eastern deciduous forest is still a diverse and beautiful habitat, supporting an abundance of wildlife (2).

The eastern deciduous forest forms part of one of the major biomes on earth, the temperate deciduous forests (3), which can be found in eastern North America, Europe...