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.