Urban Forest http://nhpr.org en USDA: NH is Most Forested State in the Union http://nhpr.org/post/usda-nh-most-forested-state-union <p>A study from the US Department of Agriculture&rsquo;s Forest Service shows that New Hampshire is the most forested of the 48 contiguous states. According to the USDA <a href="http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/jrnl/2012/nrs_2012_nowak_002.pdf">study </a>88.9 percent of New Hampshire is covered by trees, beating out neighboring states Maine at 83.1 percent and Vermont at 81.5</p><p>The study&rsquo;s lead author David Nowak says evaluators looked over 80,000 points dropped randomly onto satellite photos from around 2005 to complete the study.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:25:50 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 10223 at http://nhpr.org USDA: NH is Most Forested State in the Union