Distribution of Hardwoods

  • Hardwood- (or broadleaf-) dominated forests include temperate deciduous and most tropical forests across the globe.
  • As a general rule, in the US, mixed-hardwood forests – forests comprised of several to many hardwood species – occur in the eastern one-third of the continental US, surrounding and east of the Mississippi River.
  • In the tropics, hardwood forests are very much the rule, not the exception: “jungle” is a term that describes evergreen mixed-hardwood forests in the tropics.

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For more information on domestic hardwood species: www.hardwoodinfo.com