Adaptations of vegetation

Conifers in the snow
Conifers in the snow
  • Coniferous trees have thick bark to protect against the cold. They are cone-shaped, with flexible branches which help them to cope with heavy snow fall.
  • Pine cones protect the seeds during the harsh winter.
  • The thin waxy needles reduce water loss.
  • Their evergreen nature means that the needles can photosynthesise whenever there is sufficient sunlight.
  • The dense forest creates warmth during the harsh winter.