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.