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Carbon Sequestration Potential of Selected Tree Species in the Campus of Shuats


Tanvie B. Marak , Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences; Neelam Khare, Sam Higginbottom university of Agriculture Technology and Sciences


Above Ground Biomass, Below Ground Biomass, Carbon Sequestration, Fixed Carbon, Climate Change


This study is oriented towards investigating the above ground biomass, below ground biomass and carbon sequestration potential of few important multipurpose tree species viz., Alstonia scholaris, Anthocephalus cadamba, Delonix regia, Emblica officinalis, Mimusops elengi, Moringa oleifera and Peltophorum pterocarpum by non-destructive method. Total above ground biomass was highest for Anthocephalus cadamba 5.925 ton tree-1. The maximum below ground biomass of 0.888 ton tree-1 was observed for Anthocephalus cadamba. Maximum fixed carbon was recorded for Delonix regia 55.6% and the minimum was recorded for Moringa oleifera 31.56%. It was observed that the amount of carbon sequestration was highest for Anthocephalus cadamba sequestrating 215.14 t C tree-1 and the minimum carbon sequestration was recorded for Delonix regia sequestrating 16.84t C tree-1. The trees which were examined are important multipurpose tree species and are significant components of Agro forestry and plantation forestry in the study region.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I60049
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2017
Page(s): 63-66

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