Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Mississippi

  • Mississippi has 19.4 million acres of forests and is 65% forested.
  • Mississippi forest carbon stocks have increased by 50% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Mississippi forests is 27.2 US tons per acre.

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

  • Remove 76% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
  • Store the equivalent of 65 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.