Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Oregon

  • Oregon has 29.7 million acres of forests and is 48% forested.
  • Oregon forest carbon stocks have increased by 11% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Oregon forests is 37.4 US tons per acre.
  • In Oregon, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
    • Remove 107% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
    • Store the equivalent of 299 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.