Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Texas
- Texas has 41.0 million acres of forests and is 25% forested.
- Texas forest carbon stocks have increased by 6% from 1990 to 2019.
- Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Texas forests is 8.3 US tons per acre.
- In Texas, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
- Remove 1% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
- Store the equivalent of nine years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.