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    Hmmmm, I am having a hard time believing this map. I mean really...approximately 0 % in all those western states? I have been to some of those places in Maine that are blacked out...they have trees for sure! Madawaska!

    Perhaps I am misreading something...?

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    Oh wait a minute! I did misread it!
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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    The percentages and gradations of those maps are hard to understand (for me! )

    Here's an easier map comprising data collected six years ago from NASA satellite imagery. Click: TREEHUGGER

    Good topic!
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    I agree pip. I wish the map used false color gradiations to show the levels. Even on the treehugger site it gives a false sense of coverage, making most of the US seem treeless. The dark/light areas show levels of density, not strictly trees/no trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caribou Bentspoke View Post
    Nevada has tons of trees, most of these reports are from people who don't leave the interstate. Even in the midst of the Great Basin you will find a few juniper trees around any feature that collects a little more water.
    Juniper trees, , I love, , the smoke of a juniper campfire.

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    I know for one thing, in the east, there are more trees now than in the passed due to agriculture pretty much diminishing.

    At least that's what a park biologist in Virginia told me

    In fact, the park I was in, and worked at this summer, used to be all farmland, but is now all woods. Pretty cool to be bushwhacking and come across old graveyards and homesteads.
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    Trees - shmees.

    I'm actually headed to Nevada in about a month for a week worth of visiting. I intend to camp in my hammock for the majority of the trip. The area I'm going to has, I think, a total of about 40 trees. Course, they are all at a local nursery. Even so, I have no fear of being able to find a place to hang. I'll have a rental vehicle, so I've already got half of the required anchor points; just need to find one more that I can get the vehicle close enough to so I can attach.

    I welcome the challenge of treeless hangs. They keep us thinking outside of the hammock box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obxh2o View Post
    It would be really interesting if we could compare these maps with data from, say, fifty and one hundred years ago.
    My readings indicate we'd probably find that the Eastern U.S. has more tree cover than it did fifty or one hundred years ago. Not sure about the rest of the U.S.
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    Makes Florida look appealing but lots of forested areas in FL are not hangable due to being in swampland or mangroves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    Yep! Definitely a lack of trees here in Washington. LOL

    Thanks Derek for the map!



    In a state famed for 300 days of creating moss draped temperate rain forests dripping with water, one only needs to drive about an hour to find this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmicmiami View Post
    Makes Florida look appealing but lots of forested areas in FL are not hangable due to being in swampland or mangroves.
    Isn't that where hammocks excel? I've got some friends starting the Florida Trail next month and that's exactly why they started looking at them.
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