Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol. 19, Issue 02, 2013; Page No.(401-407)

STANDING CARBON STOCK ESTIMATION IN DIFFERENT TREE SPECIES GROWN IN DRY TROPICAL FORESTS OF VINDHYAN HIGHLAND, MIRZAPUR, INDIA

Ajay Kumar Mishra1, Jogendra Singh Vivek Kumar, Rajani Srivastava and Shalini Srivastava

Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate total carbon sequestration in ten dominant tree species grown in Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Banaras Hindu University, Barkaccha, Mirzapur, India having an area of 2760 acres. To estimate biomass from selective tree species, it is not advisable to cut them for this reason, non-destructive method is employed. The essential parameters required for the measurement of biomass and carbon stock is height, girth and wood density. Height measurement is based on shadow method and girth taken as Diameter at Breast Height (dbh) as 1.36 meter high above the ground. The study revealed that the height (0.70**) and girth (0.93**) showed positive correlation with carbon stock of selective tree species and has advantage over destructive method used for biomass and carbon stock estimation. Carbon storage in individual tree species varies from 0.04 tonnes (Acasia catechu) to 25.65 tonnes (Madhuca longifolia)

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