Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in North Dakota
- North Dakota has 0.8 million acres of forests and is 2% forested.
- North Dakota forest carbon stocks have been stable from 1990 to 2019.
- Average carbon density in aboveground trees across North Dakota forests is 12.9 US tons per acre.
- In North Dakota, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
- Remove a minimal amount of all CO2 emissions in the state after taking into account forest mortality. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
- Store the equivalent of three years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.