More Trees in U.S. Than There Were a Century Ago

More Trees in U.S. Than There Were a Century Ago

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Blue Ridge Mountains, photo (c) GeriIn the United States, which contains 8 percent of the world’s forests, there are more trees than there were 100 years ago, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

Since the 1940s, forest growth has exceeded harvest levels, and by 1997, the planting of new trees outpaced harvesting by 42 percent.

The greatest gains have been seen on the East Coast, with average volumes of wood per acre almost doubling since the ’50s.

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