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Old 10-02-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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What States do you feel has the most forest per acreage and the less urban development in the Continental United States?
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:38 PM
 
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What States do you feel has the most forest per acreage and the less urban development in the Continental United States?
I think this has been covered previously, but Maine is the most forested state in the US in percentage terms, >85% of total land area. Urban development is generally concentrated in Portland metro area and a few other smaller cities. Population densities in the rural counties in Maine generally average between 4-50 people per square mile with Knox County and Lincoln County being outliers along the coast with higher rural populations.
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What States do you feel has the most forest per acreage and the less urban development in the Continental United States?
Massachusetts is among the most forested, but also among the most developed urban/suburban-wise
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:29 PM
 
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Northern Minnesota is very forested, however the Southern half is more open fields.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:36 PM
 
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Today, I feel it is Pennsylvania. I may feel differently tomorrow.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:39 PM
 
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Generally speaking the east coast excluding FL and cities of course is very forested.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Definitely Arizona, without a doubt.
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Old 10-02-2016, 09:05 PM
 
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I change to Arizona, moody today.
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Old 10-02-2016, 09:32 PM
 
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Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia and Tennessee are definitely up there.

I'd guess the big winner is likely Alaska just based on sheer size.
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Old 10-02-2016, 09:45 PM
 
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I know this thread was on forest acreage but interested in what is the data on tree canopy for cities and not just states?

This is what I did from a quick google search, these are just bigger cities it seems. I have seen smaller cities in north carolina with a much larger tree canopy than Atlanta but Atlanta is a very forested city for sure

Tree Cover % — How Does Your City Measure Up? | DeepRoot Blog

City Tree Cover (%)
Atlanta, GA 36.7
Houston, TX 30.0
Austin, TX 34.0
Boston, MA 29.0
Dallas, TX 28.0
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