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How much has the total forest area in the United States declined since 1907?

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Data from the U.S. Forest Service shows that forest area in the United States actually increased from 740,870,000 acres in 1907 to 766,234,000 acres in 2012, or by 3%. The figure for 1907 includes places like Alaska that would later become part of the United States. During this same period, the U.S. population more than tripled.

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