Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Kansas

  • Kansas has 2.5 million acres of forests and is 5% forested.
  • Kansas forest carbon stocks have increased by 16% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Kansas forests is 18.8 US tons per acre.

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

  • Remove 5% 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.