Volume 60, Issue 1

Volume : 60
Issue : 1
   
Authors : Nasir Rashid Wani, Khwaja Naved Qaisar and Parvez Ahmad Khan
Title : GROWTH PERFORMANCE, BIOMASS PRODUCTION AND CARBON STOCK OF 19- YEAR OLD Fraxinus floribunda (ASH TREE) PLANTATION IN KASHMIR VALLEY
Abstract : Trees are recognized as important components of carbon cycle have gained importance owing to their potential to sequester carbon. Reviving tree cover and finding low cost methods to sequester carbon is emerging as a major international policy goal. The study attempted to estimate growth, biomass production, carbon stock and carbon dioxide mitigation potential of 19 year old Fraxinus floribunda plantation under different diameter classes. The DBH of trees in the stand varied from 7.74 cm to 23.50 cm, height from 4.16 m to 10.40 m, basal area between 0.004 m2 to 0.043 m2 and volume between 0.007 m3 to 0.135 m3 during 2009 and 2010.The average dry stem biomass of the trees at the site varied between 4.91 kg to 90.45 kg, branch dry biomass between 1.63 kg to 29.44 kg, leaf dry biomass between 0.39 kg to7.14 kg, total above ground dry biomass between 6.93 kg to127.03 kg, root dry biomass varied from 1.73 kg to 31.77 kg and total biomass (above + below ground) varied from 8.66 kg to 158.80 kg. The stem carbon varied from 12.12 kg to 39.05 kg, branch carbon between 0.69 kg to 12.48 kg, leaf carbon between 0.14 kg to 2.62 kg, root carbon between 0.74 kg to 13.66 kg and total carbon between 3.69 kg to 67.81 kg. The stem carbon dioxide mitigation potential varied from 7.75 kg to 142.92 kg, branch from 2.52 kg to 45.67 kg, leaf from 0.51 kg to 9.58 kg, root from 2.70 kg to 49.99 kg and total carbon dioxide mitigation varied from 13.48 kg to 248.16 kg during 2009 and 2010.
For citation : Nasir Rashid Wani, Khwaja Naved Qaisar and Parvez Ahmad Khan (2014): GROWTH PERFORMANCE, BIOMASS PRODUCTION AND CARBON STOCK OF 19- YEAR OLD Fraxinus floribunda (ASH TREE) PLANTATION IN KASHMIR VALLEY. Agriculture & Forestry, Vol. 60. Issue 1: 125-143, Podgorica
Keywords : Biomass, Carbon stock, Carbon dioxide mitigation, Fraxinus floribunda, Growth
   
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ISSN 0554-5579 (Printed)
ISSN 1800-9492 (Online)
DOI : 10.17707/AgricultForest

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