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1 Tree per 61.4 People
If there are 5 million tress in the US, and our population is 307, 006, 550 million then there is one tree per every 61.4 of us!
Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of NASA’s Woods Hole Research Center worked in conjunction with the National Geological Survey and US Forest Service to catalog a mix of data gleaned from space-based radar, satellite sensors, computer models, and old-fashioned tree counting. The map above shows the total amount of woody biomass in the USA. It’s displayed at a 30 meter resolution, where every four pixels constitutes an acre and every ten represents a hectare. In total, Kellendorfer estimates some five million trees reside on US soil (via Gizmodo via Where the Trees Are : Image of the Day).