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Old 07-25-2010, 06:23 PM
 
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California has many national forests. You have them in Southern california and the Redwoods in Northern California
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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National Forest does not necessarily = Forest

Just something to keep in mind when determining how much of the west is covered in trees. There is a lot of National Forest in New Mexico that is comprised mainly of 10 -15 foot tall shrubs or above tree line. Plenty of real forest too, but not all of it.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Oregon has great, lush forests, but much east of the Cascades is dry high desert right out of a John Wayne western. The State is very diverse geographically; like California in many respects.

For example: Google "John Day Fossil Beds" for some Oregon landscape that looks like it belongs in Arizona! A mere 145 miles from soggy Portland. You can even visit an awesome ghost town, Shaniko, on the way.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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Georgia is known as the Saudi Arabia of pine trees; the state ships tons and tons of pine pellets to Europe for fueling power plants.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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The whole eastern half of Texas is forested. Its where the Pine Belt begins or ends depending on which way you're traveling.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ & Munds Park, AZ
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good list. thank you. unfortunately I need to spread rep around.

I think people tend to forget that many large western states have diversity of terrain that includes a lot of wilderness that isn't forest.
Interesting. The southwestern states get a bad rep for the deserts. They are though of to be hot, flat, and dusty. Arizona and New Mexico are much more mountainous than most people think. The White Mountains in Eastern ARizona rise up to 11,800 feet, While the san francisco mountains north of flagtsaff rise to 12,633 feet. Arizona's mogollon rim rises to between 6000-9000 feet. Arizona also is home to the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world. Much of our land is forested, and Arizona consists of 6 national forests. Plus, many forests are on Native American Reservations.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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Georgia is known as the Saudi Arabia of pine trees; the state ships tons and tons of pine pellets to Europe for fueling power plants.
Yes, the southern and east-central parts of the state are loaded with pines. The northern and western parts of the state are more deciduous in nature, though with some pines thrown in.
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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Just some of Socal Forest



Some of the Norcal forest

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Old 07-26-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Interesting. The southwestern states get a bad rep for the deserts. They are though of to be hot, flat, and dusty. Arizona and New Mexico are much more mountainous than most people think. The White Mountains in Eastern ARizona rise up to 11,800 feet, While the san francisco mountains north of flagtsaff rise to 12,633 feet. Arizona's mogollon rim rises to between 6000-9000 feet. Arizona also is home to the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world. Much of our land is forested, and Arizona consists of 6 national forests. Plus, many forests are on Native American Reservations.
I didn't mean to imply that there weren't plenty of forests out west. I have been to forests in AZ and NM, and I do think a lot of people forget about these and picture the southwest as a desert. However, I think people also picture states like MT, WY, and CO as mountianous and forested and forget about the vast plains. In the east, pretty much all non-developed land is forest so a much greater percentage of the states will be forested (as that list showed), whereas out west deserts, plains, and above-tree-line mountains hold a significant portion of the landscape. Plus, states are bigger so it's harder for one ecoregion to dominate a state (then again, if states in the east were the size of ones out west they would still be more forested by percentage based on that list)
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:03 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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I'd assume Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine-- I'd throw in West Virginia too.
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