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Old 07-26-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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California has many national forests. You have them in Southern california and the Redwoods in Northern California
Probably Washington as much for acreage. But the CA redwoods are my favorite forest hiking. Northern CA that is.



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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.
Oregon is certainly on the list for forested states. West half and nice chunks of the east side.

Northern Idaho is rather scenic too in regards to forest.

Here is one from Washington in the Olympic National Park



What the west coast states don't see much of in the forest is the brilliant autumn color. Many of the reds are smaller understory vine maple and dogwoods. Much of the maple color is yellow or gold like the Bigleaf maple. The aspens in the hills are a nice brilliant yellow, but not a gigantic display.

What sets the west coast state apart are the huge and tall evergreens. Honestly, northern CA redwoods have branches that are bigger than many east coast trees.

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Old 07-26-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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According to the National Association of State Foresters the five states with the most total forested area.

Alaska - They actually don't have the stat for 2006 for some reason, but I'm going on other sources here.
California
Oregon
Idaho
Georgia - I think this state might be the smallest in area of these five.

Alabama, Montana, Colorado, and Washington are also listed as having a fair amount.

Compared to land area Maine, New Hampshire, and West Virginia seem the most forested.

2006 State Forestry Statistics | National Association of State Foresters (http://www.stateforesters.org/node/896 - broken link)


Most people don't realize that Idaho is the most forested of all of the Rocky Mountain States and not far behind Oregon in forested acreage. Idaho also has the largest roadless, forested true wilderness areas in the Lower 48.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:11 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Most people don't realize that Idaho is the most forested of all of the Rocky Mountain States and not far behind Oregon in forested acreage. Idaho also has the largest roadless, forested true wilderness areas in the Lower 48.
I think Idaho might be underrated when it comes to forests because Idaho does not have any major well known National Parks. Most of the forested mountain areas are in National Forests, some of which is Wilderness areas but nothing with big names that people remember.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Texas.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:53 PM
 
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I chased down the Wikipedia reference because this percentage number seemed pretty small.

The USFS 1993 Forest Inventory for New York State http://www.fs.fed.us/ne/fia/states/ny/nyhilite93.pdf states that forest covers 62 percent of the State's land area.

The reason for the discrepancy is that the Wikipedia reference cited above appears to define forest as only commercially available timberland - e.g. conserved land or designated wilderness is not "forest" in this percentage.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:23 AM
 
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A lot of people dont realize how important trees and forests are.

I heard its good for oxygen levels on the planet, good for natural resources such as paper and other natural resources, and many other things too.

There needs to be preserved nature places for the survival of the planet
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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The acreage of forest compared to the volume of forest is an interesting aspect too.

One coast redwood can be as large as 100 New York trees for example, depending on the forest or grove.

So a single tree in one forest, can have the volume of 1 or 2 acres of another forest. Or a full 10 acres where the single tree is, having the volume of 400 acres elsewhere.

Check out this 24' diameter trunk and 40,000 lb. burl.

Just the burl alone on this tree can have the volume of 8 x 50 foot tall trees with 1' diameter trunks.

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Old 07-27-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Texas east of I-45.
Yep.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Betcha didn't know Georgia has more forest than California.....
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