Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Maine
- Maine has 17.6 million acres of forests and is 89% forested.
- Maine forest carbon stocks have increased by 5% from 1990 to 2019.
- Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Maine forests is 20.9 US tons per acre.
In Maine, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
- Remove 79% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
- Store the equivalent of 334 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.