Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Alabama
- Alabama has 23.1 million acres of forests and is 71% forested.
- Alabama forest carbon stocks have increased by 29% from 1990 to 2019.
- Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Alabama forests is 24.2 US tons per acre.
In Alabama, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
- Remove 41% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
- Store the equivalent of 47 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.