This is my weird observation of the day, which I consider to be highly weird given the fact that I am currently living in Afghanistan right now and far removed from daily life/news etc and even further removed from America news (except for John Oliver), but as soon as I saw this map of every tree in America – my brain immediately mapped out what states were conservative and democratic. After a bit of research I still think this is far from reality but at first glance it does look like trees do have an impact.
Every Tree in America 2012 | From: Business Insider
In an effort to better understand how trees in the U.S. store carbon, a group of environmental scientists has created what seems to be a comprehensive map of every tree in the country.
Predictable America: The 33 states that backed the same presidential party from 1996-2008