Forest Acreage In US Is Increasing

The United States has gained 10 million acres of forest land since 1990.

"Despite a booming population and urban sprawl, the United States has gained 10 million acres of forests since 1990. That's enough trees to cover all the land in New Jersey twice.

The increase, however, is spotty and probably temporary. Growth is mainly in the Northeast and Rocky Mountain states, while wooded acres dwindled in the South, Midwest and Pacific Coast.

Over the past 50 years, according to the Forest Service, 24 states added woodland - seven of them more than a million acres each. New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania were the biggest gainers. Texas, Florida and California lost the most."

Thanks to Ladd Keith

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