Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Michigan

  • Michigan has 20.3 million acres of forests and is 56% forested.
  • Michigan forest carbon stocks have increased by 8% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Michigan forests is 22.3 US tons per acre.

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

  • Remove 10% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
  • Store the equivalent of 37 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.