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.