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Current United States Forest Type and Density Maps

Maps of Where Trees are Located

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The United States Forest Service developed and maintains maps that give you a visual representation of the 26 major forest type groups and the tree and forest density in the United States. I think you will be surprised at how few forested acres we have when comparing the country's total size.

1. Forest Type Groups of the United States

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This is the United States Forest Service's (USFS) forest type location map. The map gives you a visual presentation of the 26 major timber or forest type groups along with their natural ranges in the United States. For serious viewing, follow the link and review this map with the zoom tool using the following Adobe Acrobat file (PDF).

2. Forest Density Levels of the United States

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This is the United States Forest Service's (USFS) forest distribution map. The map gives you a visual presentation of the level of tree density in increments of 10 percentage points. For serious viewing, follow the link and review this map with the zoom tool using the following Adobe Acrobat file (PDF).

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