Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Vermont

  • Vermont has 4.5 million acres of forests and is 76% forested.
  • Vermont forest carbon stocks have increased by 11% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Vermont forests is 33.2 US tons per acre.
  • In Vermont, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
    • Remove 90% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
    • Store the equivalent of 293 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.