Authors: Aasawari A. Tak; Umesh B. Kakde
Addresses: Department of Botany, The Institute of Science, 15-Madame Cama Road, Mumbai-400032, India ' Department of Botany, 15-Madame Cama Road, Mumbai-400032, India
Abstract: The present investigation was conducted to estimate the total carbon sequestered by urban trees in Thane city (India). The total tree biomass, total stored carbon, and CO2 removed by urban trees was determined by with allometric model/volume equations and compared. Using random sampling plot method 50 plots with 0.04 ha each, generated to facilitate measurements of trees. It was observed that, carbon sequestration (kgC/tree) was highest in Azadirachta indica, 3,289.8 kgC/tree, followed by Ficus benghalensis (2,375.5 kgC/tree), Tamarindius indica (1,666.9 kgC/tree), Casurina equisetifolia (1,530.5 kgC/tree) and Pongamia pinnata (865.9 kgC/tree). The investigation data will be helpful to evaluate the role of urban trees in reducing atmospheric the carbon dioxide. The study will also be useful in assessment of carbon storage potential of the several regions, which are under the threat of air pollution issues worldwide in near future.
Keywords: allometric model; tree biomass; carbon sequestration; carbon storage; volume equations.
International Journal of Global Warming, 2020 Vol.20 No.1, pp.1 - 11
Received: 18 Jan 2019
Accepted: 16 Jul 2019
Published online: 23 Jan 2020 *