Quick Facts on Forest Carbon of Delaware

  • Delaware has 0.4 million acres of forests and is 29% forested.
  • Delaware forest carbon stocks have increased by 3% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Delaware forests is 37.2 US tons per acre.

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

  • Remove 2% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
  • Store the equivalent of 10 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.