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.

Via Dvice

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

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


2 Comments

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

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

  2. 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!

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >