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U.S forest growth strong


May 3, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Americas forests are in good shape, a new report issued by the Society of American Foresters says. The U.S. is cov…

Americas forests are in good shape, a new report issued by the Society of American Foresters says. The U.S. is covered by 750 million acres of forestland; an amount that has remained largely unchanged over the past 100 years.

The State of Americas Forests reports there is good reason to believe that the positive trends will continue, the report said. Most encouraging of all, perhaps, is not what has already been accomplished, but what is likely to be achieved by forestry and natural resources professionals in the future.

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The study concluded that forestland in the U.S. has increased by more than 10 million acres over the past 20 years, and that replanting and reforestation efforts, combined with forest regrowth on abandoned agricultural lands has been able to offset any loss of forestland during the 20th century due to urban/suburban growth.


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