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This Map Shows Where All The Trees Are In The US
TBI ^ | 1-`12-2012 | Dina Spector

Posted on 01/12/2012 5:21:20 PM PST by blam

This Map Shows Where All The Trees Are In The US

Dina Spector
Jan. 12, 2012, 2:48 PM

NASA's Earth Observatory just released a map illustrating where all the trees are in America.

The map was created over six years by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Geological Survey.

The dark swaths of green represent parts of the country with the greatest concentration of biomass.

You can see dense tree cover in the Pacific Northwest as well New England, which has been reforested after intensive logging in the 18th and 19th centuries.


(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: forests; trees; usforestservice
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To: cripplecreek

Same with Maine where they’ve been cutting since the 17th century.


101 posted on 01/13/2012 2:55:21 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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"The buyer of my central Florida home dropped an ancient lakeside Bald Cypress, because he didn't know that those trees drop all their leaves every winter—and thought it was dead. :-/

The only conifer that does.

102 posted on 01/13/2012 4:19:11 AM PST by blam
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