Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Tennessee

  • Tennessee has 14.0 million acres of forests and is 53% forested.
  • Tennessee forest carbon stocks have increased by 18% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Tennessee forests is 31.2 US tons per acre.
  • In Tennessee, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
    • Remove 18% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
    • Store the equivalent of 38 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.