Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Florida

  • Florida has 17.3 million acres of forests and is 50% forested.
  • Florida forest carbon stocks have increased by 22% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Florida forests is 19.8 US tons per acre.

In Florida, 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 17 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.