It may be the fault of the teachers who taught us geography, or it may be our own fault, but most of us have entertained the idea that New Mexico is a barren treeless waste but quite the contrary is true, especially in the northern and western parts of the state. The original stand of timber was estimated at over eighteen billion feet, most of which was Western Yellow Pine.
Harley, W. P.
"A Logging Operation on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 10
, Article 7.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol10/iss1/7