Saturday, January 14, 2012

Eastern Tree Cover Thanks to the A.T.

There's an article on 13 January 2012 in the MailOnline published by Britain's Daily Mail with the headline "Land of the tree: Nasa maps America's forests for first time to reveal how canopy covers a THIRD of the U.S." What interested me most were the remarks by author Louise Boyle about the green eastern United States.
Almost a third of the U.S. is covered in forest. The darkest patches are along the east and west coasts of the U.S where forestry is the most dense. The region surrounding the Appalachian Mountains which runs down the east coast is one of the country's most heavily wooded. Since 1937, the Appalachian Trail has been in place - a 2,181-mile long public footpath that runs from Maine's Mount Katahdin to Georgia's Springer Mountain taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery.
Good for us! Nice map, too.

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