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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2013, 1(6), 110-112
DOI: 10.12691/aees-1-6-2
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Carbon Sequestration Potential of Chir Pine (Pinus roxburghii. Sarg) Forest on Two Contrasting Aspects in Kumaun Central Himalaya between 1650-1860 m Elevation

Harshit Pant1, and Ashish Tewari1

1Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, D. S. B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital

Pub. Date: November 13, 2013

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Harshit Pant and Ashish Tewari. Carbon Sequestration Potential of Chir Pine (Pinus roxburghii. Sarg) Forest on Two Contrasting Aspects in Kumaun Central Himalaya between 1650-1860 m Elevation. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2013; 1(6):110-112. doi: 10.12691/aees-1-6-2

Abstract

The tree density for Chir Pine forests on the southern aspect was 1676.66 indi. /ha and on northern aspect 1026.66 indi. /ha. The tree biomass on southern aspect was 252.65 t ha-1 and on northern aspect it was 453.58 t ha-1. The tree biomass accumulation rate on the southern aspect was lower than the northern aspect. The forest carbon stock on the southern aspect was 120.0 t ha-1 compared to 215.45 t ha-1 on the northern aspect. The carbon sequestration rate on the northern aspect was also lower than southern aspect.

Keywords:
aspect biomass girth-class tree density

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