Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Georgia

  • Georgia has 24.6 million acres of forests and is 67% forested.
  • Georgia forest carbon stocks have increased by 19% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Georgia forests is 24.7 US tons per acre.

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

  • Remove 22% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
  • Store the equivalent of 40 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.