Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Montana
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 11-10-2008, 09:52 PM
17 posts, read 67,607 times
Reputation: 11


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!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 11-10-2008, 10:40 PM
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
3,871 posts, read 17,101,509 times
Reputation: 2702
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-11-2008, 05:34 AM
Location: NW Montana
6,259 posts, read 14,674,687 times
Reputation: 3460
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-11-2008, 10:53 AM
1,305 posts, read 2,754,597 times
Reputation: 238
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2008, 10:59 AM
Location: SW Montana
355 posts, read 1,146,599 times
Reputation: 254
And wildfire.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Montana
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top