Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in the Northeast Region

  • The Northeastern region has 50.9 million acres of forest and is 72% forested.
  • Northeastern region forest carbon stocks have increased by 9% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across
  • Northeastern region forests is 29.0 US tons per acre.
  • In the Northeastern region, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
    • Remove 18% of all CO2 emissions across the states. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
    • Store the equivalent of 58 years of all CO2 emissions produced across the states.