What's wrong with this picture?
the definition of a forest:
a large tract of land covered with trees and underbrush; woodland.
the trees on such a tract: to cut down a forest.
a tract of wooded grounds in England formerly belonging to the sovereign and set apart for game.
a thick cluster of vertical objects: a forest of church spires.
We don't usually have large tracts of land covered with trees.
We have large, vast lands covered with sagebrush. Like this.
So, why do you think the United States Forest Service (or the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as the sign states ) deems this a "National Forest"?
I've always wondered that....as has everyone else who lives in the state of Nevada.
It's not to say you won't come upon a small grove of Aspens. They're here. It's just that when I think of a forest, I think of evergreens, pines and firs and spruces. Not Aspens.
Although, one of the most wonderful sounds in the world is the sound of the Aspen leaves with a breeze flowing thru them.
You'll have to come visit to find out.
We don't even have FOREST fires in the Humboldt National Forest---we have 'wildfires'
I am linking up with West Metro Mommy and her Saturday Snapshot meme.