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Nature's Bounty Tree Species Richness

This map illustrates the level of diversity in tree species throughout the James River watershed. Darker tones indicate areas where a greater total number of species overlap. A lighter shade indicates where fewer species are found.

Clicking on the map will provide a pop-up list of tree species that might be found at that location, based on their known distributions. Additionally, you can explore detailed information about each species by clicking on its image.

Tree species distribution data: the known distribution (or range) of the native tree species of North America.

Source: Little, E.L., Jr., 1971, Atlas of United States Trees: U.S. Department of Agriculture Miscellaneous Publication 1146. Digitized by the US Geological Survey.

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James River and tributary waters stream data.

Source: National Hydrography Dataset (100,000 scale). U.S. Geological Survey.

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Map produced by National Geographic Maps