Lake States


Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in the Lake States

  • The Lake States region has 62.0 million acres of forests and is 21% forested.
  • Lake States region forest carbon stocks have increased by 8% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Lake States region forests is 19.3 US tons per acre.

In the Lake States region, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:

  • Remove 8% of all CO2 emissions across the states. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
  • Store the equivalent of 30 years of all CO2 emissions produced across the states.