Rhode Island


Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island has 0.4 million acres of forests and is 56% forested.
  • Rhode Island forest carbon stocks have increased by 6% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across
    Rhode Island forests is 35.8 US tons per acre.
  • In Rhode Island, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
    • Remove 4% of all CO2 emissions in the state.
      (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
    • Store the equivalent of 14 years of all CO2
      emissions produced in the state.