There are more trees in Oregon. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 1997-98 study of forestland and timberland in the United States indicated that Oregon had about 57 million acres of forest and timberland, while Washington had about 39 million acres. “Forestland” is land of at least one acre which is at least 10% covered with trees; “timberland” is forested land capable of producing a minimum amount of commercial lumber. These statistics have not changed significantly in 12 years. According to the USDA, Oregon was the #3 most-forested state in the United States, while Washington was the 8th. The first place was Alaska which has more trees than Oregon and Washington combined.
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