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Deciduous Trees Temperature: -30°C to 30°C, yearly average is 10°C. The temperature varies widely from season to season with cold winters and hot, wet summers.
Precipitation: 750 to 1,500 mm of rain per year
Utah has both characteristics of a deciduous and coniferous forest, meaning you can find both deciduous trees and coniferous trees there.
Deciduous Trees are notable for going through four seasons. During the fall, their leaves change color, then they begin to lose them. This is in preparation for the winter season. Because it gets so cold, the trees have adapted to the winter by going into a period of dormancy or sleep. This is how the trees survive. They also have thick bark to protect them from the cold weather. Deciduous trees’ flowers begin to grow again during spring and continue throughout the summer.
Some common deciduous tress, also known as Broadleaf trees, are oaks, maples, beeches, hickory, and chestnut.