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Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in the US

  • The lower 48 states in the US have 635.3 million acres of forests and are 34% forested.
  • US forest carbon stocks have increased by 11% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across US forests is 22.6 US tons per acre.
  • Across the US, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
    • Remove 14% of all CO2¬†emissions.
    • Store the equivalent of 33 years of all CO2¬†emissions produced across the US.