Layers of the Rainforest

So what are the layers of the rainforest...

There are usually four layers in the rainforests.

Highest up is the layer called emergents - that's the really tall trees that stick out from the canopy.

layers of the rainforest

The next layer is the canopy. It is the thick layer that catches all the sunlight and leaves only 5% of light for the plants below.

Consequently, the next layer - trees like tree ferns, and other shorter trees, are adapted to very little or no sunlight.

And finally, the fourth layer - the forest floor - gets only 2% of sunlight and is not very crowded with plants.

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