Forest cover map of the Maritime provinces

Forest cover map of the Maritime provinces

“I’m from Prince Edward Island and you can really see the difference between us and the rest of the Maritimes. In Nova Scotia and New Brunswick if you go outside of a city you’re basically going to be in/near a forest. On PEI if you find yourself lost in the “forest” you can walk 30 minutes in any direction and you’ll wind up on a farm or the shore. Whenever you cross the Confederation Bridge the difference in scenery is night and day”–Mitby

Areas of the World with over 30% Forest Cover

Areas of the World with over 30% Forest Cover

“There is now more forest cover in New England than anytime since the colonists burned down the forests to try to farm the land. The farming was tough, though. There were so many stones that they built walls with them on the edge of their properties. Once better land in Ohio opened many of these farms were abandoned and the forests grew back. So now when you walk through many of these forests you come across these stone walls that look so out of place. If you didn’t know this history you’d be baffled how they got there”–truthseeeker

Tree Cover Density and Human Settlements of south, east, and southeast Asia

Tree Cover Density and Human Settlements of south, east, and southeast Asia

“This is such a good one.

Look at Japan, how its almost entirely forested mountains, except the 3 huge urban areas where all the people live.

Compare with China which in the North is completely flat and unforested farmland with a more spread out population. The south of China is more forested and mountainous, which could reflect the cultural and linguistic differences between the more unified north and the diverse south”–Fummy

Forests in Metropolitan France

Forests in Metropolitan France

“the very most of those forests are not natural but grown for exploitation and planted with non-local species.

They have a low biodiversity, and low resilience to climate change. The last ten years heat waves are killing significative portions of those forests. That would not happen on such a scale with natural grown and balanced forests. Also real natural and ancient forest (with local species) would keep its moisture in summer and avoid fires, as well as keeping a very high biodiversity level.

Those are poor and sad forests, and now that i am a bit aware of this, i cant be enthousiastic at all with an only quantitative approch of forests and nature”–SGarnier