South Carolina


Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in South Carolina

  • South Carolina has 12.9 million acres of forests and is 67% forested.
  • South Carolina forest carbon stocks have increased by 18% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across South Carolina forests is 26.3 US tons per acre.
  • In South Carolina, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
    • Remove 22% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
    • Store the equivalent of 43 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.