Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Did You Know?

Did you know Maine is the most heavily forested state in the United States?

According to the Maine Forest Service, 90% (or about 18 million acres) of the land in the Pine Tree State is covered with trees, as of March 2006.

(Update: According to my trusty 2008 edition of Forest Trees of Maine, the percentage of forested land in Maine this year is 89%. For context, the percentage was 75% in 1908.)

- John C.L. Morgan

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