Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Arkansas

  • Arkansas has 19.0 million acres of forests and is 57% forested.
  • Arkansas forest carbon stocks have increased by 22% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Arkansas forests is 24.3 US tons per acre.

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

  • Remove 36% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
  • Store the equivalent of 65 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.