Connecticut has the highest percentage of urban tree cover in the 48 contiguous states. The study from the US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service also shows that Connecticut ranked first in urban/community areas. So, don't be surprised by pictures of downed trees in Connecticut in the Hurricane Sandy photo gallery below, or the thumbnail picture above. One note: Connecticut wasn't always this forested. Nearly 75% of the original forest was cleared for agriculture, first by Native Americans, later by European settlers.
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