A STUDY ON SEQUESTRATION OF CARBON BY TREES IN EASTERN GHATS LAMBASINGI, CHINTHAPALLI MANDAL, VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIAKorra Simhadri, Syam Kumar Bariki and A.V.V.S. Swamy
The increase in earthâs average temperature is the results of increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs). The present study was conducted by estimating the aboveground and belowground carbon sequestration potential of tree species growing in forests of Lambasingi, Chinthapalli, area of Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh, India. 155 tree species which belong to 11 families were selected in quadrates by random sampling. The diameter at breast height (DBH) of each tree was determined by using ground measurements. The species with large canopy were selected for the estimation of biomass with the DBH of the tree height. The aboveground and belowground organic carbon (tC) and total organic carbon (ton) of each species was calculated. The total biomass and carbon sequestrated by the tree species was estimated using non-destructive method and allometric equations. The study showed that the lowest carbon storage value was recorded in Bambusa vulgaris species, i.e. 0.0197tC, and Seema accidentalis i.e. 0.0411tC and the maxmum storage value was recorded in Mangifera indica speces, i.e. 5.2729tC and Tamerindus indica i.e 4.2252tC. The tree species which were experimented are very essential and major components of tribal forestry and agro forestry.