Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in the Ohio

  • Ohio has 8.1 million acres of forests and is 31% forested.
  • Ohio forest carbon stocks have increased by 10% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Ohio forests is 31.2 US tons per acre.
  • In Ohio, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
    • Remove 3% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
    • Store the equivalent of 11 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.