A type of forest in which the dominant species of trees and other woody vegetation are those species that shed their leaves during the cold months of the year and re-grows new leaves the next spring in time for the growing season. Deciduous forests are found in eastern North America, the British Isles, eastern Europe, New Zealand, eastern Australia, and northeast Asia. These regions though diverse, share some characteristics. They all experience seasonal changes in temperature and precipitation. As a consequence, the trees found in deciduous forests are specially adapted to withstand these environmental changes throughout the year.