Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Colorado
- Colorado has 20.1 million acres of forests and is 30% forested.
- Colorado forest carbon stocks have decreased by 6% from 1990 to 2019.
- Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Colorado forests is 13.9 US tons per acre.
In Colorado, 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 52 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.