Table 2.3 - Total 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
-----------------1,000 metric tons----------------
Southeast:
Florida 731,093 252,843 415,276 43,073 19,902
Georgia 1,305,250 513,980 700,899 61,917 28,454
North Carolina 1,207,156 488,867 650,746 45,057 22,486
South Carolina 692,604 287,540 359,308 31,168 14,589
Virginia 1,004,920 427,465 523,553 34,897 19,006
Total 4,941,023 1,970,694 2,649,783 216,111 104,435
South Central:
Alabama 1,093,984 433,640 575,548 55,943 28,853
Arkansas 946,556 385,911 496,531 41,554 22,561
Louisiana 781,809 364,417 363,941 35,013 18,438
Mississippi 925,176 389,180 471,193 42,632 22,172
Oklahoma 293,452 83,649 184,653 15,476 9,674
Tennessee 808,796 346,955 415,480 28,776 17,584
Texas 630,474 269,292 310,002 34,161 17,018
Total 5,480,246 2,273,044 2,817,347 253,554 136,301
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic:
Connecticut 147,359 48,670 85,430 12,101 1,158
Delaware 29,055 11,459 14,985 2,356 254
Kentucky 842,864 315,789 455,733 63,525 7,816
Maine 1,598,051 354,087 1,096,346 138,258 9,360
Maryland 196,737 84,842 95,233 14,984 1,679
Massachusetts 256,614 79,441 152,611 22,587 1,975
New Hampshire 433,726 136,506 256,413 37,679 3,128
New Jersey 124,100 36,227 74,037 12,570 1,266
New York 1,361,089 391,881 828,706 128,612 11,890
Ohio 495,232 163,770 291,417 35,383 4,662
Pennsylvania 1,135,069 369,640 670,321 84,270 10,839
Rhode Island 29,701 8,604 18,168 2,675 254
Vermont 382,509 116,445 231,598 31,681 2,785
West Virginia 813,671 305,271 441,599 59,184 7,616
Total 7,845,777 2,422,634 4,712,598 645,865 64,680
North Central and Central:
Illinois 305,933 108,319 172,388 22,533 2,692
Indiana 339,428 119,229 193,035 24,363 2,801
lowa 107,972 36,017 62,662 8,307 986
Kansas 75,889 24,027 44,086 6,919 857
Michigan 1,485,400 381,070 952,627 142,471 9,232
Minnesota 1,343,553 281,845 931,406 121,900 8,402
Missouri 696,764 230,844 387,616 70,402 7,901
Nebraska 45,632 13,405 27,543 4,228 456
North Dakota 33,640 7,003 23,675 2,729 233
South Dakota 114,459 31,306 67,312 14,774 1,066
Wisconsin 1,153,116 287,162 740,282 116,007 9,665
Total 5,701,786 1,520,228 3,602,634 534,633 44,290
Rocky Mountain:
Arizona 933,916 392,653 432,826 98,968 9,469
Colorado 1,209,722 429,764 605,245 164,289 10,424
Idaho 1,466,560 603,299 637,502 215,100 10,659
Montana 1,842,233 674,826 951,409 205,294 10,703
Nevada 336,485 172,733 132,039 27,353 4,361
New Mexico 761,463 257,516 384,808 110,089 9,051
Utah 792,172 283,184 428,722 72,336 7,930
Wyoming 678,131 212,619 370,192 90,451 4,869
Total 8,020,682 3,026,594 3,942,744 983,879 67,466
Pacific Coast:
Alaska 13,941,916 2,287,208 10,067,502 1,386,200 201,005
California 2,275,231 994,463 950,732 268,694 61,341
Hawaii 76,698 6,395 59,667 7,913 2,723
Oregon 2,198,481 820,460 1,055,990 278,328 43,703
Washington 2,009,159 823,603 931,049 220,462 34,045
Total 20,501,485 4,932,130 13,064,941 2,161,596 342,817
U.S. total 52,490,999 16,145,324 30,790,047 4,795,639 759,989