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National Forest Service lands as a percentage ...

National Forest Service lands as a percentage of total area by state. Data from (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The United States Forest Service prepares a report every 10 years on tree planting, timber stand improvement, and nursery production activities across all ownerships of forest land in the United States. I want to review highlights published in their 2000 summary.

Question: How many acres of trees are planted annually in the United States?

Answer: Tree planting on all ownerships total approximately two and a half million acres annually. This annual planting roughly equals the size of the State of Connecticut. Compare this annual planting to 2.3 million acres of trees planted under the ten year Civilian Conservation Corps tree planting program (mid-1930’s to mid-1940’s) and to 2.2 million acres under the entire Soil Bank Program (1956 to 1961).

Question: How many trees are grown in U.S. nurseries each year?

Answer: Approximately one and a half billion trees are produced and shipped by forest tree nurseries annually. Forest product nurseries produced 55% of the tree seedlings, private nurseries produced 22%, state nurseries produced 21%, and federal nurseries produced 2% during the 1990s.

Question: When were trees first planted?

Answer: The first records of tree planting in the United States were collected in 1930 and showed an annual planting of 138,970 acres. The most acreage planted in any single year came in 1988 when nearly 3.4 million acres were planted. This was at the peak of the federal Conservation Reserve Program.

Question: Who plants the most acreage in trees each year?

Answer: Forest industry plants 45%, non-industrial private owners plant 42%, the National Forest System plants 6%, other government and industries plant 7%.

Question: What state plants the most trees?

Answer: Alabama reported the largest annual tree planting of any state in the nation with a record of nearly one half million acres in a single year. The top five planting states were Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, and South Carolina. Massachusetts reported the least with only 7,000 acres planted.

Question: What state produces the most nursery seedlings?

Answer: Georgia’s tree nurseries produced over 250 million trees each year through the 1990s and grew the most seedlings. Nearly 79% of all tree production in the United States occurs in the South. Western nurseries produce 17% and Northern nurseries produce 4% of total U.S. tree production.


What images spring to mind when you hear the country Georgia?   Leave a comment

Georgians in their traditional costumes

Georgians in their traditional costumes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) What images spring to mind when you hear the country Georgia?
2) What are the good things and bad things about Georgia?
3) What is Georgia most famous for?
4) What do you know about Georgian history?
5) What are the differences between Georgia and your country?
6) What do you think about Georgian people?
7) What has Georgia given to the world?
8) Would you like to visit Georgia, or live there?
9) What do you know about the geography of Georgia?
10) Who are the most famous Georgian people you know?
1) How different is Georgia from the other former Soviet Union countries?
2) What was the last news story you heard about Georgia?
3) What do you think Georgia’s neighbors think of it?
4) What do you think Georgia will be like 50 years from now?
5) Does your country have good relations with Georgia?
6) What could you do on a holiday in Georgia?
7) What is your idea of a typical Georgian person?
8) What things about Georgia do you think Georgian people are proud of?
9) What do you know about Georgia’s culture?
10) What would you like to ask a Georgian person about Georgia?