Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Appalachia
- The Appalachian region has 93.4 million acres of forests and is 40% forested.
- Appalachian region forest carbon stocks have increased by 14% from 1990 to 2019.
- Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Appalachian region forests is 30.6 US tons per acre.
In the Appalachian region, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
- Remove 7% of all CO2 emissions across the states. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
- Store the equivalent of 19 years of all CO2 emissions produced across the states.