Can Forests Offset CO2 Emissions?

This data-file assesses half-a-dozen Academic papers, to estimate the average rate of CO2 sequestration in forests, per acre per year.

This number is compared against CO2 emissions per acre per year, to see which countries can most effectively use forestry to offset their carbon emissions.

The world would need to devote an incremental 20% of its land area to new forests, to offset all of its annual carbon emissions, so we see more potential elsewhere.