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Maps of Common United States Forest Cover Types - Tree Ranges in North America

Geographic Range Maps of Trees by Timber Type

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Here are United States Forest Service geographic maps defining the 20 major forest cover types in the United States and where common trees are most often located based on frequency of occurrence. These forest land maps have been constructed based on data "that indicate the species forming a plurality of live-tree stocking" in their natural range. The maps delineate exactly where each timber cover type most commonly occurs.

1. Map Of All Major Forest Cover Types

USFS
Here is an index map of 20 major timber types in the United States as defined by the Society of American Foresters. Each forest type listed on the map is presented where it most frequently occurs within its native range. The tree type map is color coded by each specific forest cover type and public lands are excluded.

2. Map Of Aspen-Birch Forest Type

USFS
This is a forest type map of Aspen-Birch. The forest cover type illustrated on this map is determined by where it most frequently occurs within its native range and at the frequency of occurrence. The forest type map is color coded by percent cover of the Aspen-Birch type.

3. Map Of Douglas-fir Forest Type

USFS
This is a forest type map of Douglas-fir. The forest cover type illustrated on this map is determined by where it most frequently occurs within its native range and at the frequency of occurrence. The forest type map is color coded by percent cover of the Doug fir type.

4. Map of Eastern Spruce-Fir Type

USFS
This is a forest type map of Eastern Spruce-Fir. The forest cover type illustrated on this map is determined by where it most frequently occurs within its native range and at the frequency of occurrence. The forest type map is color coded by percent cover of the Eastern Spruce-Fir type.

5. Map of Elm-Ash-Cottonwood Type

USFS
This is a forest type map of Elm-Ash-Cottonwood. The forest cover type illustrated on this map is determined by where it most frequently occurs within its native range and at the frequency of occurrence. The forest type map is color coded by percent cover of the Elm-Ash-Cottonwood type.

6. Map of Hemlock-Sitka Spruce Type

USFS
This is a forest type map of Hemlock-Sitka Spruce. The forest cover type illustrated on this map is determined by where it most frequently occurs within its native range and at the frequency of occurrence. The forest type map is color coded by percent cover of the Hemlock-Sitka Spruce type.

7. Map of Larch Type

USFS
This is a forest type map of Larch. The forest cover type illustrated on this map is determined by where it most frequently occurs within its native range and at the frequency of occurrence. The forest type map is color coded by percent cover of the Larch type.

8. Map of Loblolly-Shortleaf Type

USFS
This is a forest type map of Loblolly-Shortleaf. The forest cover type illustrated on this map is determined by where it most frequently occurs within its native range and at the frequency of occurrence. The forest type map is color coded by percent cover of the Loblolly-Shortleaf type.

9. Map of Lodgepole Pine Type

USFS
This is a forest type map of Lodgepole Pine. The forest cover type illustrated on this map is determined by where it most frequently occurs within its native range and at the frequency of occurrence. The forest type map is color coded by percent cover of the Lodgepole Pine type.

10. Map of Longleaf-Slash Pine Type

USFS
This is a forest type map of Longleaf-Slash pine. The forest cover type illustrated on this map is determined by where it most frequently occurs within its native range and at the frequency of occurrence. The forest type map is color coded by percent cover of the Longleaf-Slash pine type.

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