Canopy Layer

Canopy Layer


The Canopy Layer is the second highest layer of the rainforest.


This is where most of the trees grow to, at around 30-45 metres high.


As most trees grow to this height in the rainforest, the leaves tend to overlap each other and the branches tend to wind around each other.


As the leaves of the trees in the Canopy Layer are so thick and big, and overlap each other so much, they block a lot of sunlight going down below.


However, these trees themselves get lots of sunlight.


This layer sees lots of fruit and nuts growing on them, which means lots of rainforest animals live her.


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