TREE SPECIES COMPOSITION, BIOMASS AND CARBON STOCKS IN URBAN GREEN SPACES OF PRAYAGRAJKalpana Mishra, Hemant Kumar, Namo Narayan Mishra and Bhagyashree Kesherwani
Urban Green Spaces store higher above ground biomass (AGB) and AGB carbon (AGBC). In the present study the tree composition, diversity, dominance and carbon stocks in the AGB U.G.C. of viz., the Company Garden (C.G.), Minto Park (M.P.), Khusro Bagh (K.B.), PD Tandon Park and the Hathi Park (H.P.) of Prayagraj, India were assessed. A total of 27, 24,21,18 and 14 different tree species belong to 15,14,11,12 and 9 families were found in the C.G, M.P., K.B.,PD and H.P., respectively. In the C.G, M.P., K.B., PD and H.P the Shannon diversity index (1.22) (2.35) (2.91) (2.79) (2.50) and the Simpson index (0.050) (0.046) (0.062) (0.066) (0.094) were significant. The AGB, BGB, TGB and carbon in C.G. were (49.14) (13.27) (62.41) (31.21) respectively. However, compared to other site a higher carbon stock was found in C.G.