Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma has 11.9 million acres of forests and is 27% forested.
  • Oklahoma forest carbon stocks have increased by 9% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Oklahoma forests is 13.3 US tons per acre.
  • In Oklahoma, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
    • Remove 7% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
    • Store the equivalent of 25 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.