TREE IDENTIFICATION KEY
FOREST FUN QUIZ
Try answering these 16 questions about forests to see how familiar you might be with one of our greatest natural resources. Some of the answers might surprise you!
1. The forest area in the North America is about ____ percent of what it was in the year 1600?
2. Which of these statements most accurately describes the U.S. forest resource?
a) forest harvest exceeds net growth by 8%
b) forest harvest exceeds net growth by 3%
c) forest harvest roughly equals net growth
d) net forest growth exceeds harvest by 21%
e) net forest growth exceeds harvest by 37%
3. At current rates of deforestation, 40 percent of todays forest in the United States will be lost by the middle of the century?
4. The use of wood products in the United States
a) has declined significantly since 1960.
b) has remained the same level for the last 50 years.
c) is growing slowly as the population increases.
d) has increased on a per capita basis by over 30% since 1970.
5. How much of Michigan is forested?
6. At current rates of deforestation, most of the Michigan forest will be lost by the middle of the century.
7. Which tree species is most common in Michigan?
a) sugar maple
b) red maple
c) balsam fir
d) quaking aspen
e) northern white cedar
8. How many animals & plants are listed by the DNR as endangered or threatened?
9. How much is Michigan's forest industry worth?
a) $570 million
b) $1.2 billion
c) $3.9 billion
d) $5.8 billion
e) $9 billion
10. What is the greatest cause of tree death in Michigan?
11. How do aspen trees usually reproduce?
b) root suckers
d) they dont
12. Where forests are mostly mature, deer, moose, and grouse tend to:
a) be more abundant
b) be less abundant
c) not be affected
A forest will grow faster and absorb more carbon dioxide
("greenhouse gas") when they are:
d) doesnt matter
14. Which building material is most environmentally friendly?
15. About how many wood-using mills are there in Michigan?
16. How many trees are planted in Michigan every year?
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