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Journal:   PAJOUHESH-VA-SAZANDEGI   SPRING 2006 , Volume 19 , Number 1 (70 IN NATURAL RESOURCES); Page(s) 95 To 103.
 
Paper: 

CARBON SEQUESTRATION POTENTIAL OF EUCALYPTUS CAMALDULENSIS DEHNH. AND ACACIA SALICINA LINDL. PLANTATION IN WESTERN AREAS OF FARS PROVINCE

 
 
Author(s):  BORDBAR S.K., MORTAZAVI JAHROMI S.M.
 
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Abstract: 

Carbon sequestration potential of Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehn and Acacia salicina Lindl. planted in 1973,1975 was studied at the age of 30-28 years in the elimation plain western areas of Fars province. Two station of this plantation in Noorabad Mamassani in Fars province were selected the sample plots and the diameter at breast height of all trees was measured. At least, 3 trees from each diameter class were randomly selected and cut and different parts of the trees including, trunks, branches and leaves were separately weighed. The main roots of one tree from each diameter class were also collected and weighed. To estimate the mean weight of litter per hectare, 30 sample plots of one square meter were randomly chosen and the amount of litter was determined. The percent of organic carbon in leaves and litter was also calculated in the laboratory. The amount of carbon sequestrated in the soil of plantation area was calculated and compared with control. This study showed that the amount of carbon sequestrated by E. camaldulensis in the productive site and poor site was about 7.80 and 1.13 ton/ha/year, respectively. On the other hand, for Acacia salicin a in the poor site of this figure was 1.5 ton/ha/year. The highest amount of sequestrated carbon in E.camaldulensis was in 35 centimeter diameter class. This figure for Acacia was in 25 centimeter diameter class. The amount of carbon sequestration in different parts of the trees showed a significant difference at 0.01 Also, in E.camaldulensis, There was a significant difference in the amount of carbon sequestration between the suitable and poor sites. This study showed that there is a great potential of plantations in Fars province and similar areas of the country. These plantation will maintain suitable green areas and belts and produce wood materials for consumption in several ways. Morever, planting trees will lead to the reduction of co2 in atmosphere wihch reduces the greenhouse effect, a program which is university promoted and partially sponsored by united nations and some industrialized countries.

 
Keyword(s): CARBON SEQUESTRATION, PLANTATION, EUCALYPTUS CAMALDULENSIS DENHN, ACACIA SALICINA LINDL. FARS PROVINCE, IRAN
 
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