North Dakota


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.