The Topography of Trees by Radical Cartography

Standard solid-color blob maps of individual tree species show where a particular tree might be found; this is why they’re useful in field guides. But in order to show the higher-level patterns of the North American tree canopy, this series of 47 maps uses detailed government data and everyday categories like evergreen, maple, and oak (rather than the hundreds of individual species) to show the remarkable contrasts between eastern and western forests and between mountains, plains, and deserts.