I’ve heard it said (sorry, not cites) that there are more trees in the US now, than when Columbus arrived.
If this is true, how do we know? I seriously doubt we’ve been counting the number of trees for hundreds of years…or have we?
Have we been keeping track of how many acres of forest land there are?
It doesn’t seem logical to me seeing how areas of land are cleared for new cities, or for cities to grow.
But again, if it is true, how do we know?