US Tree Distribution

This is a visualization of the distribution of tree species across the United States.

Regions are colored according to the number and uniqueness of tree species they contain.

fewer             more
species         species
                                mostly unique species
                                average uniqueness
                                mostly common species

Click on a region to list the trees it contains, sorted by uniqueness. Click on show next to each tree to view that species range on the map.

Use the links in the map legend to explore different regions of the country.

See how this visualization was made

Read an exploration of the results

Click on a region for a list of trees