Forested Acreage of Virginia (Historical)

The table below shows data on the forested acreage of Virginia. This information is derived primarily from the U. S. Forest Service Forest Inventory data and several historical references.

Year Acres of Forestland
1630 24,480,000
1907 14,000,000
1940 14,832,300
1957 16,113,500
1966 16,354,000
1977 16,417,000
1986 16,102,000
1992 16,027,000
2001 15,844,000