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Old 11-10-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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Hello good people of Montana, Can anyone tell me which areas in Montana have the most trees , or large forest area? I want to live by farm land and lots of trees. Does this sound like any areas surrounding the bigger cities? Or within reasonable distance to the bigger cities of Montana?Thank you!!!
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Hi T.A.C. I'm sure you're aware that "farm land" is cleared and open, while forests are treed and "closed". So they are mutually exclusive in the same location, but can be found beside each other.

Western Montana has all of your requirements. Usually, the more you go west of the mountains the denser the forests are. Throughout western Montana there are also a few cities, and many towns, with the forests and/or farm land outside them. Look at Mapquest and switch to the aerial view and you'll see the forests.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:34 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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The pacific northwest has dense trees with valley farmland. Northern Idaho and very Western Montana such as Eureka is forested also. The more you come east of the divide you are in the prairie. Good luck
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:53 AM
 
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The other two posters said it quite well: Western Montana has a lot more trees and forests that Eastern Montana, and most of the forested land is in the mountains. (The valleys used to be foreseted but were cleared for farming purposes).

Allforcats - you can have forested farmland! That's called a tree farm. I have a large tree farm in Western Washington. Not quite what the OP had in mind but they're more common than a guy would think.

You can do a search for logging towns and you'll come up with a couple dozen places that are in the woods.

One other thing I'll mention is you get more and bigger trees in places that have crappy weather, and smaller and fewer trees in places that have nicer weather. So be prepared for crappy winter weather if you're living in trees!
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: SW Montana
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And wildfire.
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