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.