The Canadian Shield has very unique vegetation. There is a large abundance of trees, both coniferous and deciduous. For example . The forests are mixed with birch trees, aspen trees, tamarack trees, black and white spruce tress, willow trees, hemlock trees, pine trees and balsam fir tress. A great time to hike the forests is in the fall when all of the trees change into an array of colour. Other plants found in this region are tundra specific plants because of the harsh winters, the plants that best survive are ground hugging lichens and mosses. Also low shrubs survive well because of the prominent bed rock and shallow soil.