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Old 07-25-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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What states would you say are "foresty"? Michigan, Oregon, Washington and all the New England states come to mind.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Alaska, very clearly !!!!!!
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: The City
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Alaska, very clearly !!!!!!
Agree

Many states fit this bill actually

PA is mostly mountainous with heavy tree cover
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: USA
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Oregon,Montana, Washington, Canada, east Alaska.
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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Don't forget MN, WI, CA, CO, ID, and NY.
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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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)

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Old 07-25-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Forest cover by state in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1. Maine 85.8%
2. New Hampshire 78.4%
3. West Virginia: 77.2%
4. Vermont: 75.7%
5. Alabama: 70.6%
6. Georgia: 64.2%
7. South Carolina: 63.8%
8. Mississippi: 61.9%
9. Virginia: 60.7%
10. North Carolina: 59.9%
11. Pennsylvania: 55.3%
12. Arkansas: 55.1%
13. Connecticut: 54.7%
14. Tennessee: 52.9%
15. Massachusetts: 52.5%
16. Michigan: 51.2%
17. New York: 50.9%
18. Rhode Island: 50.8%
19. Louisiana: 49.2%
20. Kentucky: 48.6%
21. Wisconsin: 45.2%
22. Florida: 42.4%
23. Washington: 40.7%
24. New Jersey: 39.5%
25. Oregon: 38.8%
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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As a percentage, Maine is the most forested, followed by West Virginia.

Other states that are among the top fifteen in forested percentage, in no particular area.

New Hampshire
Vermont
Pennsylvania
Georgia
Alabama
New York
Virginia
South Carolina
North Carolina
Mississippi
Arkansas
Louisiana
Tennessee
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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California I read somewhere has more protected wilderness than AK. Idk how true it is, but check this site out. A huge majority of CA is protected forest. That doesn't include state parks and such either.

National Forests in California
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Forest cover by state in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1. Maine 85.8%
2. New Hampshire 78.4%
3. West Virginia: 77.2%
4. Vermont: 75.7%
5. Alabama: 70.6%
6. Georgia: 64.2%
7. South Carolina: 63.8%
8. Mississippi: 61.9%
9. Virginia: 60.7%
10. North Carolina: 59.9%
11. Pennsylvania: 55.3%
12. Arkansas: 55.1%
13. Connecticut: 54.7%
14. Tennessee: 52.9%
15. Massachusetts: 52.5%
16. Michigan: 51.2%
17. New York: 50.9%
18. Rhode Island: 50.8%
19. Louisiana: 49.2%
20. Kentucky: 48.6%
21. Wisconsin: 45.2%
22. Florida: 42.4%
23. Washington: 40.7%
24. New Jersey: 39.5%
25. Oregon: 38.8%

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.
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