Gallery: Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States


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.


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  1. Laydee Hawke January 19, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    this map isn\\\’t accurate….there are five trees in my backyard and not one of them are showing up on this map!

  2. Tommy Haynes December 25, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Benny-the republicans re-drew the state borders

  3. Charles Bingham December 25, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Looks like they forgot Alaska and Hawai’i again. Hey rest of the USA, we’ve been states for more than 55 years now.

  4. Dawn Masuoka December 25, 2014 at 11:46 am

    The title should be changed to, “Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the Lower 48″

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

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

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

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

    I don’t recognize any of those states. 😛

  11. 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!

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