Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Washington

  • Washington has 22.2 million acres of forests and is 52% forested.
  • Washington forest carbon stocks have increased by 6% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Washington forests is 41.9 US tons per acre.
  • In Washington, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
    • Remove 29% of all CO2 emissions in the state. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
    • Store the equivalent of 122 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.