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Top 10 Least-Forested U.S. States

Name the states of the U.S. where the smallest percentage of land is covered by timberland.
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Last updated: September 7, 2019
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State
1.72
North Dakota
3.20
Nebraska
3.93
South Dakota
4.78
Kansas
8.43
Iowa
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State
13.6
Illinois
15.9
Nevada
18.2
Wyoming
21.1
Indiana
25.6
Arizona
30 Comments
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Level 89
Sep 7, 2019
I'll be darned. First to take the quiz so I did better than 100% of 0 others.
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Level 86
Sep 8, 2019
Having spent way too much of my life driving through Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa, I can confirm that they all belong on this list.
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Level 45
Nov 23, 2019
Those are the only 3 states I missed
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Level 28
Jun 21, 2021
Those are the only three states I got XD
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Level 43
Dec 28, 2021
they are 90% farmland.
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Level 32
Dec 28, 2021
Indiana has some nice forested areas in the south, but not enough to offset the rest of the state.
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Level 71
Sep 9, 2019
A lot of overlap between this one and the top producers of corn quiz.
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Level 22
Nov 25, 2019
I love trees
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Level 57
Dec 29, 2021
Yeah
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Level 48
Dec 28, 2021
I got 6/10 missed everything @cornflakesfu said plus Wyoming but Wyoming is just a wasteland with less than 600,000 residents who are cowboys in Cheyenne raiding Coloradans that drive into it (jk wyoming is awesome)
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Level 67
Dec 28, 2021
Trying to figure out where the forests are in Nevada... I guess there near the Sierra Nevada.
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Level 93
Dec 15, 2023
The area around Lake Tahoe definitely has its fair share, and I can imagine there's some forestland near Great Basin National Park too.
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Level 44
Dec 28, 2021
Am surprised California still got any trees left
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Level 64
Dec 28, 2021
If you enter Nebraska from the east or west and immediately fall asleep, then awaken when you reach the next border, you'll think you haven't gone anywhere.
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Level 78
Dec 28, 2021
What happens if you enter from the north or the south?
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Level 84
Dec 28, 2021
That happens in Delaware too.
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Level 59
Dec 28, 2021
Unless you enter from Omaha, of course.
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Level 78
Dec 28, 2021
Absolutely shocked that New Mexico didn't make the list!
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Level 48
Dec 28, 2021
I was surprised too, but it turns out that New Mexico has 5 National Forests!
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Level 51
Dec 31, 2021
wtf i literally got everything but arizona

my mind must've just turned off lol

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Level 34
Mar 14, 2023
I missed the Dakotas and Kansas.

I assumed they had some forested areas.

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Level 66
May 16, 2023
What determines whether or not trees will grow in an area?

Wind? Soil? Rainfall patterns?

I guess trees need, "..deep, organically rich, pH neutral, aired soil."

and, "Generally, the soil caracteristics of grasslands are:

- Poor infiltration;

- Too deep water table (dry grasslands); or

- Too high water table (wet grasslands);

- Very thin layer of soil over hard rock;

- High acidicity;

- Poor in macronutrients;

- Low presence of organic matter."

And apparently fauna such as deer and rabbits eat the saplings.

All I've heard is that the majority of "reforestation" projects fail to a great extent :/

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Level 69
Aug 16, 2023
Except for missing Wisconsin, a lot of German majority states.

Curious since Germans tend to love their forests a lot

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Level 69
Dec 13, 2023
100%!
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Level 25
Dec 13, 2023
"least forested US states"

Me: WASHINGTON D.C

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Level 36
Dec 13, 2023
wyoming shocks me a bit here lol
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Level 69
Dec 14, 2023
The destruction of the American Megafauna...
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Level 73
Mar 23, 2024
I thought that happened in the thousands BC
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Level 68
Dec 14, 2023
Wyoming? Really?
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Level 16
Dec 16, 2023
good quiz