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Tree Haven

"Shade is born in Tree Haven, an ancient hollowed-out oak tree that has been his colony’s nursery roost for hundreds of years. The surrounding forest, I imagined, was in the area of New Brunswick, Canada." - K.O.


Northern Boreal Forest of Canada

The Northern Boreal forest is the largest natural ecosystem on earth and represents almost one third of the world's total forest. The region is a broad band which runs through most of Canada , Russia , Scandinavia and parts of Northern Scotland . In North America, the boreal ecoregion extends from Alaska to Newfoundland and from the Great lakes to the northern tundra.

The Northern Boreal forests are made up largely of coniferous trees such as Black & White Spruce, Tamarack, Jack Pine and Balsam Fir. In southern areas the forests also include deciduous varieties such as trees White Birch and Poplar. The region is also home to over 200 bird species, as well as Caribou, Lynx, Black Bear, Moose, Coyote, Timber Wolf and Wood Bison. The boreal forests contain many lakes, rivers and wetlands. Winters in this region are generally long and severe and summers are short but warm.

Though the region is, in general, sparsely populated, the boreal forests are threatened not only by a variety of resource industries but also by the impact of global warming.

Source: The Sierra Club

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