Table 2.2 - Average storage of carbon in the United States by region,
State, and forest ecosystem component, 1987
Forest ecosystem component
Region and State Total Trees Soil Forest floor Understory
----------Lbs/ac----------
Southeast:
Florida 96,393 33,337 54,753 5,679 2,624
Georgia 120,371 47,399 64,637 5,710 2,624
North Carolina 140,870 57,049 75,939 5,258 2,624
South Carolina 124,576 51,719 64,627 5,606 2,624
Virginia 138,744 59,018 72,284 4,818 2,624
Total 124,146 49,515 66,577 5,430 2,624
South Central:
Alabama 111,016 44,005 58,406 5,677 2,928
Arkansas 122,847 50,085 64,441 5,393 2,928
Louisiana 124,151 57,869 57,794 5,560 2,928
Mississippi 122,179 51,395 62,226 5,630 2,928
Oklahoma 88,818 25,318 55,888 4,684 2,928
Tennessee 134,491 57,694 69,089 4,785 2,924
Texas 101,783 43,474 50,047 5,515 2,747
Total 116,748 48,423 60,019 5,402 2,904
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic:
Connecticut 178,993 59,118 103,769 14,699 1,406
Delaware 160,940 63,476 83,007 13,051 1,406
Kentucky 151,615 56,804 81,978 11,427 1,406
Maine 198,899 44,071 136,455 17,208 1,165
Maryland 164,791 71,066 79,769 12,551 1,406
Massachusetts 182,673 56,550 108,637 16,079 1,406
New Hampshire 190,440 59,937 112,586 16,544 1,373
New Jersey 137,830 40,235 82,229 13,961 1,406
New York 159,823 46,016 97,309 15,102 1,396
Ohio 149,357 49,391 87,888 10,671 1,406
Pennsylvania 147,234 47,947 86,950 10,931 1,406
Rhode Island 164,521 47,662 100,638 14,815 1,406
Vermont 188,276 57,316 113,995 15,594 1,371
West Virginia 150,212 56,356 81,524 10,926 1,406
Total 165,021 50,955 99,120 13,585 1,360
North Central and Central:
llinois 158,103 55,978 89,088 11,645 1,391
Indiana 168,576 59,215 95,870 12,100 1,391
lowa 152,392 50,835 88,442 11,724 1,391
Kansas 123,201 39,007 71,571 11,232 1,391
Michigan 179,724 46,107 115,262 17,238 1,117
Minnesota 178,618 37,470 123,825 16,206 1,117
Missouri 122,662 40,639 68,238 12,394 1,391
Nebraska 139,336 40,933 84,102 12,911 1,391
North Dakota 161,225 33,563 113,466 13,070 1,117
South Dakota 149,313 40,839 87,809 19,273 1,391
Wisconsin 165,950 41,327 106,537 16,695 1,391
Total 162,948 43,446 102,957 15,279 1,266
Rocky Mountain:
Arizona 106,218 44,658 49,227 11,256 1,077
Colorado 124,993 44,405 62,536 16,975 1,077
Idaho 148,190 60,961 64,417 21,735 1,077
Montana 185,368 67,902 95,732 20,657 1,077
Nevada 83,099 42,658 32,608 6,755 1,077
New Mexico 90,610 30,643 45,790 13,100 1,077
Utah 107,586 38,459 58,225 9,824 1,077
Wyoming 150,012 47,034 81,892 20,009 1,077
Total 128,040 48,316 62,941 15,706 1,077
Pacific Coast:
Alaska 238,185 39,075 171,994 23,682 3,434
California 127,372 55,672 53,224 15,042 3,434
Hawaii 96,733 8,066 75,253 9,980 3,434
Oregon 172,749 64,469 82,976 21,870 3,434
Washington 202,655 83,073 93,911 22,237 3,434
Total 205,363 49,405 130,871 21,653 3,434
U.S. total 158,225 48,667 92,811 14,456 2,291