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.