Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Arizona

  • Arizona has 10.9 million acres of forests and is 15% forested.
  • Arizona forest carbon stocks have decreased by 2% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Arizona forests is 8.4 US tons per acre.

In Arizona, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:

  • Remove a minimal amount of all CO2 emissions in the state after taking into account forest mortality. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
  • Store the equivalent of 22 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.