North Dakota Has A Unique Experimental Forest That You Can Explore Yourself

North Dakota isn’t known for having dense forests, it’s known for having vast expanses of treeless prairie. Certain areas of the state have been known as “lone tree” because they may have just a single tree for miles. Early settlers built houses out of sod instead of logs. Some people like to joke that North Dakota’s official state tree is the telephone pole. While there are some forests in the state, like the ones up north in the Turtle Mountains, it’s hard to find true forests elsewhere. Interestingly, you’ll find an experimental forest in North Dakota that set out to help the treeless landscape by seeing what trees could survive here. More interesting yet – you can visit it yourself.

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You can learn more about the Denbigh Experimental Forest at this website. Have you ever heard of it before, or visited it? We all know about shelterbelts, but it’s interesting to see where the government attempted to fine-tune creating them to prevent another Dust Bowl from happening.

Address: Towner, ND 58788, USA