Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Indiana

  • Indiana has 4.9 million acres of forests and is 21% forested.
  • Indiana forest carbon stocks have increased by 14% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Indiana forests is 29.7 US tons per acre.

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

  • Remove 3% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
  • Store the equivalent of eight years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.