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Changes in New York's Forest Land Area

Changes in NY's forest land area
Graph courtesy of New York Center for Forestry Research & Development, SUNY ESF and Empire State Forest Products Association

The above graph shows a decrease in forest land area from nearly 30 million acres in 1600 to approximately 6 million acres in the late 1800s. Forest land area then began a continuous increase to 18.6 million acres in 2000 at which point the timeline ends.