Diane Pham

Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

by , 09/17/14

every tree in the united states, us tree population, united states tree population, map of the united states' trees, tree population, global tree population, trees in the US, tree population, tree density, tree density in the US

Have you ever wondered what the tree population and density of the United States looks like? This amazing map shows just that. Created by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of Woods Hole Research Center in conjunction with the U. S. Geological Survey Science Center‘s Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center and the US Forest Service, the map was generated based on a series of data sources including readings collected from space-based radars, satellite sensors, computer models, and simply counting trees the old-fashioned way. The map was created for NASA to help determine how the world’s forests have the potential to store more carbon in the future.

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


7 Comments

  1. Wendy Shipton September 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Woah, no more trees in Alaska and Hawaii… fascinating.

  2. Arran McMurrough September 17, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Ahhhh I see what you did you just took an overlay of google maps and colored it in on another map. Maybe you should of turned the earth option on and you can clearly see trees.

  3. Arran McMurrough September 17, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    This is not right I am from Montana and I know spots where there are trees and not even showing up. One example is south of Flathead lake there are absolutely trees there and on the map it is showing none. And Great Falls has trees and the mountains near it have trees as well.

  4. NASAmustBEhighMUSTnotBE... September 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I never comment on these things, But I thought I\’d just express how obnoxious NASAmustBEhigh’ comment is. Holy fuck!

  5. Jenna Batulanon August 27, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    WHERE IS HAWAII?!! Come on, let’s go for better accuracy here…please? Thanks!

  6. Benny_Arnold July 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I don’t recognize any of those states. :P

  7. DisasterLady January 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    We LOST more trees in the San Gabriel Valley in Southern CA during hurricane force winds on 12-1-11 than it even shows on this map in the first place!

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home