Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Connecticut

  • Connecticut has 1.8 million acres of forests and is 58% forested.
  • Connecticut forest carbon stocks have increased by 13% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Connecticut forests is 38.8 US tons per acre.

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

  • Remove 9% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
  • Store the equivalent of 20 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.