In 2012, the U.S. Forest Service reported that in the nation’s Lower 48 states that New Hampshire leads the nation in percent tree cover.
“Tree cover in the nation’s Lower 48 states covers 659 million acres, more than one-third of the nation, according to a U.S. Forest Service study of national tree cover and impervious surfaces. New Hampshire leads the nation in percent tree cover (89 percent), followed by Maine (83 percent) and Vermont (82 percent). On the other end of the spectrum, North Dakota has the lowest percent tree cover (3 percent), followed by Nebraska (4 percent) and South Dakota (6 percent).”
It is ironic that with so many trees it is difficult to find lone trees that can photographed against an uncluttered background. One notable exception is a tree located on the Sawyer Farm. This location is also a great vantage point for watching sunsets near Mount Monadnock.
I’m not alone in my love of this locale, Anne Miller Rockwell, a local photographer has some photos in her portfolio