Deforestation statistics for United States

Tree cover loss data for United States

"Tree cover threshold" is used for defining the tree cover area. For example, 75% includes only areas with more than 75% tree cover, whereas 10% includes all areas with more than 10% tree cover. 75% tree cover reflects a dense canopy.

Tree cover
threshold
(%)
Total
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
Extent
in 2018 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
loss 2001-2018
(ha)
% tree
cover loss
since 2000
Avg tree cover
loss/year
(ha)
Avg loss/year
2001-2010
(ha)
Avg loss/year
2011-2018
(ha)
1094847561631537283033.30%30253396131.90%28563186730.10%3947450212.50%219302822572412112762
1594847561630341633532.00%29216475430.80%27547356529.00%3916529512.90%217585022474112086399
2094847561629425626031.00%28358283229.90%26712794528.20%3882568713.20%215698322370802056861
2594847561628741356730.30%28019193829.50%26392440627.80%3854645413.40%214147022278922033442
3094847561627974590329.50%27232640728.70%25625105227.00%3819706713.70%212205922121712009419
5094847561624490189325.80%22787959424.00%21315820122.50%3529720914.40%196095620575821840174
7594847561619857507720.90%18022162919.00%16747112717.70%3047642715.30%169313517725931593813

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for United States

"Tree cover threshold" is used for defining the tree cover area. For example, 75% includes only areas with more than 75% tree cover, whereas 10% includes all areas with more than 10% tree cover. 75% tree cover reflects a dense canopy.

Tree cover
threshold
(%)
Total
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Biomass
loss 2001-18
(Mt)
Avg biomass
loss/year
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
(Mt)
1094847561631537283030253396170344065184585134501532507472310727465919595970329
1594847561630341633529216475469547944112583809786432433877010703179507594621084
2094847561629425626028358283268747419071581976124832332006910669562198592753455
2594847561628741356728019193868032638528580078958832226608810634780958590821164
3094847561627974590327232640767349279638578038804232113266910597378022588743223
5094847561624490189322787959463499871017558237523231013195710234354454568575247
759484756161985750771802216295708640099851603632432866868479460665943525592552

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in United States

"This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2018 (ha)
% cover
in 2018
Loss
2001-2018
(ha)
% loss
since 2000
Avg loss/year
since 2000
(ha)
Loss 2001-2010
(ha)
loss
between
2000-2010
Avg loss/year 2001-2010
(ha)
Loss 2011-2018
(ha)
loss
between
2011-2018
Avg loss/year 2011-2018
(ha)
Alabama1338631691120978741013754835656%280485531%155,825161219818%161,220119265714%149,082
Alaska15087210450021611547124235308707435%503315010%279,61934078017%340,78016253493%203,169
Arizona29551303181035110762149866683%20319211%11,2881136466%11,365895468%11,193
Arkansas1379264877093487166523648902147%172138322%95,632104388114%104,3886775029%84,688
California40993852985187010586364972490024%174518018%96,9548837169%88,3728614648%107,683
Colorado2699942247799294042389391711415%3607938%20,0442355185%23,5521252753%15,659
Connecticut1292657100386497499196625475%184912%1,02797541%97587371%1,092
Delaware53090816936516912416421131%128758%71579625%79649133%614
District of Columbia1670938052990296518%551%3301%3251%3
Florida1478437674367377210114645016244%178451724%99,140102456514%102,45775995211%94,994
Georgia1527218499113229348284797447052%304255231%169,031166873817%166,874137381415%171,727
Hawaii167555565959062734561777437%161342%89665631%65695712%1,196
Idaho2166445172567786400035584217427%120629617%67,0166484359%64,8445578619%69,733
Illinois1503166222072462073776206064914%208551%1,15977280%773131271%1,641
Indiana945382221248592015301199869421%258691%1,43792620%926166071%2,076
Iowa146042111183390103591710301487%81031%45023340%23357691%721
Kansas213368998943847035786960993%129811%72155021%55074791%935
Kentucky1048082454568155243538514539649%2348104%13,0451366683%13,667981422%12,268
Louisiana1210702663221376334068564982247%175666628%97,593107242017%107,24268424611%85,531
Maine845205772644907240141684815181%84595712%46,9984539676%45,3973919905%48,999
Maryland257924312420221191570117237345%533274%2,963341303%3,413191972%2,400
Massachusetts210916115685971525268150172671%452503%2,514217081%2,171235422%2,943
Michigan2507019486810968504171826464033%4874486%27,0802479173%24,7922395313%29,941
Minnesota2256007280458617943334765134034%5945297%33,0293025354%30,2542919944%36,499
Mississippi1237852277518627518366659431653%218320828%121,289125915816%125,91692405012%115,506
Missouri1808483567548766247793613233034%2974774%16,5271820143%18,2011154632%14,433
Montana3812184274151596458072605033316%125539517%69,74484765611%84,7664077396%50,967
Nebraska200429033289102113172026421%129094%71742341%42386754%1,084
Nevada286423976529843663733500181%290224%1,612126672%1,267163554%2,044
New Hampshire240363720941422062163199830383%1347506%7,486708903%7,089638603%7,983
New Jersey197665011227101103105109093055%294543%1,636172792%1,728121751%1,522
New Mexico314959182365937141427613150004%1817968%10,100825203%8,252992767%12,410
New York1354350884984738551724848097263%1336212%7,423628691%6,287707521%8,844
North Carolina1281568080805887667485689860854%168602021%93,66891714311%91,71476887710%96,110
North Dakota183325874018645340705329723%62352%34651371%51410980%137
Ohio1201521935605473454591339691428%1247044%6,928670272%6,703576772%7,210
Oklahoma1812748834369992856124269923415%39125211%21,7362343627%23,4361568905%19,611
Oregon2516176397303769722433895781636%171695518%95,38695233810%95,2347646178%95,577
Pennsylvania1174935975401167379541728224362%2146003%11,9221173022%11,730972981%12,162
Rhode Island28444419161318566517991363%84184%46826661%26757523%719
South Carolina803187552699845004912430674054%156715630%87,06486898416%86,89869817214%87,272
South Dakota199946635058984261203412292%13416627%7,4544927510%4,9288489120%10,611
Tennessee1094389262259105916341569823952%5802159%32,2343621136%36,2112181024%27,263
Texas6871482483771517309643658405410%177581621%98,656105022713%105,02372558910%90,699
Utah220011282025338156455814837997%1699628%9,442892034%8,920807595%10,095
Vermont249929919899271992436197033879%465042%2,584244061%2,441220981%2,762
Virginia1040690569769126705436622240360%107117415%59,5105881418%58,8144830337%60,379
Washington1750957787201028643601792211145%154434018%85,7978228509%82,2857214908%90,186
West Virginia628348751656345045309494170479%2031044%11,284994992%9,9501036052%12,951
Wisconsin1695182671833707087640692576541%3418925%18,9941800173%18,0021618752%20,234
Wyoming253437322660957202884219019458%32165412%17,8701947577%19,4761268976%15,862

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in United States

"This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2001-10 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2011-18 (Mt)
Alabama13386316911209787410131989029557685918026381065574126315434160811
Alaska15087210450021611547124235883424017510815182283786213545852319528744
Arizona295513031810351107621443363033057137147317428630016403390094
Arkansas13792648770934871665231757851833451308735250727082818945021176779
California4099385298518701058636471065140591179265036655147245897681973687106
Colorado26999422477992940423891294327132109321562607342072087864654213
Connecticut129265710038649749912100995244428314246017236358258092
Delaware530908169365169124383931133299582183310206746154016
District of Columbia167093805299064948910934607616596
Florida14784376743673772101141239110097350540260194744592110842717431999
Georgia15272184991132293482842185460711721325167400736204206748937581285
Hawaii16755556595906273451987560915094624283035207280377728
Idaho21664451725677864000352288324562406908391226060222213024923200738
Illinois15031662220724620737764041249884046253224792172886289674
Indiana9453822212485920153014310821785504609305812199507438693
Iowa146042111183390103591718262091212723107068442014106521
Kansas2133689989438470357810655949216487389159778678107745
Kentucky1048082454568155243538127320365460328627335159035812883064469
Louisiana12107026632213763340681474701418475050870263917153002216521853653
Maine8452057726449072401411383393773176282415979346897021009907677
Maryland25792431242022119157027697083913467634748202867968598495
Massachusetts21091611568597152526835181833511651367647298568355745977
Michigan2507019486810968504171142702256782746205459701142067115084887
Minnesota225600728045861794333496454648584668446470380343605325132890
Mississippi12378522775186275183661661711232537385122298547293249188026558291
Missouri1808483567548766247793121355750460003655333353638200122725442
Montana38121842741515964580722170280158389055837216142132640105615630660
Nebraska2004290332891021131743025521206861411492375397164330
Nevada286423976529843663731488135028068624448257394270515740
New Hampshire24036372094142206216350603934035458114196989518632072103256
New Jersey1976650112271011031052183838495563455309081338978271710
New Mexico314959182365937141427664704331755805937310033023700404013192
New York1354350884984738551724178520229430225917167921814726111937476
North Carolina12815680808058876674851734010513385589730214216522175777321001500
North Dakota1833258740186453407034487758759861422156408214880
Ohio120152193560547345459176760854730677271170429316761951739416
Oklahoma181274883436999285612452214281177341805429676748456523610661
Oregon251617639730376972243370185102251301995611723330907109073773886030
Pennsylvania1174935975401167379541164192174850695368281640928074022827669
Rhode Island28444419161318566539426367197158210953263517167052
South Carolina8031875526998450049121182423796383209608212894232235733119954537
South Dakota1999466350589842612010629453334632111192400612348472785455
Tennessee10943892622591059163411396762177142675617792642391623816381477
Texas68714824837715173096431431671709398978156221654532432902619460988
Utah220011282025338156455846759729145704529253914123370952791697
Vermont24992991989927199243645609871211737155652064626444684090
Virginia10406905697691267054361579115889259880450144378031461603714215010
Washington17509577872010286436014548702112743092155412828984003880342838016
West Virginia628348751656345045309128422151652766223293145726301023308150
Wisconsin1695182671833707087640112698299155895727310531829649373280794
Wyoming253437322660957202884271562907094099354522774258361284467259

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in United States

This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Avg biomass
per ha
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2001-10 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2011-18 (Mt)
Alabama13386316911209787410131084925213119374137102207853952250717418633170
Alaska1508721045002161154712423320914037264278626464154792481934101310652042
Arizona295513031810351107621423652563313131165712173142816372581849142
Arkansas1379264877093487166523958828273124246168409136760231537606411550971
California409938529851870105863643876280395393643235492357353053216917440192969
Colorado269994224779929404238970599661914859629942331277539320662538661
Connecticut129265710038649749911145997391142415449134192128923140778
Delaware5309081693651691242094169812417997709998711277084009
District of Columbia1670938052990354267935964331336325
Florida14784376743673772101146758782319119120376410622431115136879508362
Georgia15272184991132293482841192069482120393450075218583382294590220498882
Hawaii16755556595906273451084124151642778889154383113062206033
Idaho21664451725677864000351248177034172221950035123305581207104612654947
Illinois1503166222072462073776220431808100220706812261594302158006
Indiana9453822212485920153012351357321113002530166807108822239288
Iowa14604211118339010359179961140784693980385542291658102
Kansas213368998943847035785812336765899281499604291458768
Kentucky104808245456815524353869447471312732906533182814119534301671529
Louisiana1210702663221376334068804382590127259118664143954811637572711920174
Maine84520577264490724014175457842310496154054534189252920555404188
Maryland2579243124202211915701510750011227345983408110473437326452
Massachusetts2109161156859715252681919009111226355289353072310012406896
Michigan25070194868109685041717783759469045134288250746022945702773574
Minnesota22560072804586179433345261162646646182794256571123784732799759
Mississippi1237852277518627518366906387944117293119163162843981772284414486340
Missouri18084835675487662477936619404589832729247181829220836421486604
Montana3812184274151596458072118378917416021221229211789572144005778525816
Nebraska2004290332891021131723468466711128338626854112789634
Nevada28642397652984366373811710021244401064244504215056281313
New Hampshire24036372094142206216327602145813219340792107448810162941147231
New Jersey1976650112271011031051191184641063034611168590184898148205
New Mexico314959182365937141427635293271814930439603169108912927492189014
New York1354350884984738551724973746710115164868589159378032421056805
North Carolina1281568080805887667485945823916117210321696116845391186787811455365
North Dakota18332587401864534070188115024741446823026349548116
Ohio120152193560547345459141869557311816733062929615914290948770
Oklahoma18127488343699928561242848051688342186450234369226430831969453
Oregon25161763973037697224333828278305393710179430394544133877676640301471
Pennsylvania117493597540116737954189559368311927652015153622315313101542364
Rhode Island284444191613185665215052911121075407597453464591119
South Carolina803187552699845004912644958439122209023418116124121219490810884293
South Dakota19994663505898426120579788351141889025110494586735531519340
Tennessee109438926225910591634176187027812277823076432350449976633480806
Texas687148248377151730964378091184193217624423120902461327037610615083
Utah220011282025338156455825505306612624929734138498512747791522743
Vermont2499299198992719924362487811131256402079355671341697373139
Virginia1040690569769126705436861335938123141752974787516579723847753642
Washington17509577872010286436012481110245285405323001225179452183934723366191
West Virginia62834875165634504530970048446413628781562159897614346001804445
Wisconsin16951826718337070876406147179968630488586169381016172391789525
Wyoming253437322660957202884239034313014751326911285149531833422436687

 

 

Archived forest data for United States | Forest data for United States

 

Data Source: Tree cover loss: Hansen/UMD/Google/USGS/NASA via Global Forest Watch. Administrative boundaries: Global Administrative Areas database (GADM), version 3.6.

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