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Carbon Sequestration Potentials of Some Common Urban Tropical Tree Species for Climate Change Mitigation in Chiang Mai Municipality

Abstract
An assessment of carbon sequestration potentials of some common urban tropical tree species in Chiang Mai Municipality was carried out through biomass estimation and carbon conversion. The objectives of this research were to measure carbon sequestrated by urban tropical tree species in Chiang Mai Municipality and to produce a carbon sequestration map for urban tropical tree species in Chiang Mai Municipality. The assessment was based on an inventory of some common urban tropical tree species havingstems “≥ 5cm (DBH).” Some selected common urban tropical trees species were identified to the species level, and their diameters at breast height (DBH) were measured, and heights from the measured DBH in the field were calculated. The above ground biomass was calculated through the DBHs and the heights using existing allometric equations, and later the biomass was converted to carbon in tons/hectare. The results revealedthat “7,431,” urban tropical tree species were found and sequestered “301.698tons/hectare,” of carbon.Ficus religiosa tree species had the highest carbon content sequestered about “30.262 tons/hectare,” follow by Terminalia catappa tree speciesat about “27.439 tons/hectare,” and the least carbon sequestered content was Plumeria rubria tree species at “16.894 tons/hectare.” The dominant tree species Mangifera indica at “1,400,” trees followed by Plumeria rubia at “1,092 tree,” and the least among them was Delonix regiaat “100 trees.”The tree with the largest DBH was Ficus religiosa at “300 cm,” followed by Terminalia catappa at “182 cm,” and the least was Plumeria rubriaat “34 cm,”. The tallest tree species was Ficus regliosaat “25 m,” follow by Terminalia catappa at “23.4 m,” and the shortest was Plumeria rubria at “16 m.”The resultsalso revealed the average DBH at “5.34 cm,” and the average high was “28 m.” Keywords - Allomeric Equations, Biomass Estimation, Climate Change andCarbon Sequestration.


Author - Moses Gogonya Cosmas

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