Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Missouri

  • Missouri has 15.4 million acres of forests and is 35% forested.
  • Missouri forest carbon stocks have increased by 10% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Missouri forests is 22.5 US tons per acre.

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

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