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.