You probably would have guessed that Alaska has the most forested acres with 127 million. But next up on the list is Texas with 62,400,000, followed by Montana. Georgia and New Mexico.
Nebraska and North Dakota have the fewest forested acres, with less than 5% of their total area covered in forests.
|Forested acres||% of land forested||trees per capita|
|District of Columbia||150||33.90%||Less than 1|
Unsurprisingly, Alaska has the most forested acres out of all the states. Most of the state is remote and not built on or used for Agriculture. What might have been a surprise is Texas is number two on the list, with over 62 million forested acres.
Which state has the highest percentage of forests?
Maine has the highest percentage of forested acres, with 89.46% of the state covered in forested land. New Hampshire is the next closest state to rival Maine, with 84.32% forested acres.
Which state has the least trees or forested acres?
We are going to skip over DC because it doesn’t count because it is so small and built up, and it’s not actually a state. Delaware has the fewest trees but is also the smallest state next to Rhode Island. The state with the fewest forested acres in North Dakota, with just 1.72% of the state.
US forest coverage as a percent
America-wide has 624 million forested acres representing 43.07% of the entire country. For a nation with so much agriculture and such a large population, the amount of land that has gone untouched and left for nature to do its thing is impressive.