North Carolina


Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in North Carolina

  • North Carolina has 18.8 million acres of forests and is 61% forested.
  • North Carolina forest carbon stocks have increased by 20% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across North Carolina forests is 30.2 US tons per acre.
  • In North Carolina, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
    • Remove 26% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
    • Store the equivalent of 45 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.