Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth

Boreal Forest

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_76

Or taiga: the belt of coniferous forest that encircles the polar regions of North America and Eurasia and that lies between the tundra, or barrens, to the north, and the temperate grasslands and deciduous forest to the south. The characteristic soil type is the Podzol.

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