A Case Study on Carbon Sequestration in and around Nagpur City

International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume V, Issue XII, December 2018 | ISSN 2321–2705

A Case Study on Carbon Sequestration in and around Nagpur City

Dipali Chaudhari1, Amit Akhuj2

1(M.Tech, BE), Assistant Professor, CED, PBCOE, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2(M-Tech P.G. Student), B.D.C.OE, Sewagram, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: Carbon sequestration by trees and briefly reviews the physiology of carbon assimilation and likely carbon dynamics of future plantation forests.
Forests are capable of effective sequestration and storage of atmospheric carbon in above-ground and below-ground biomass by way of processes of photosynthesis and tree growth.
Carbon sequestration potential has been measured for trees of urban areas like Nagpur city of Maharashtra state in India. The specific objective of present article was to estimate biomass of the trees in green pockets, various gardens, avenues in the urban areas like Nagpur city. The estimate based on the methodology used for the estimation of biomass in forest. In the present attempt biomass of the trees were estimated by random sampling in dense, moderate and spare plantation areas. Height and girth were recorded during survey of sampling sites and placed in particular height girth class which was made during the survey on the basis of range of height and girth of trees found in Nagpur city. From the recorded data total standing biomass and carbon sequestration was estimated and found to be 659328.4 tons and 55.52 tons/hector respectively.

Keywords: Biomass, Height & Girth, Sequestration, Bio-volume.

I. INTRODUCTION

In today’s world the Global warming is the most dreaded problem. Carbon Emission is the strongest causal factor for global warming. So, increasing carbon emission is one of today’s major concerns, which is well addressed in Kyoto Protocol[1]. Trees are amongst the most significant elements of any landscape, both due to biomass and diversity. Their key role in ecosystem dynamics is well known. Trees are important sinks for atmospheric carbon i.e. carbon dioxide, since 50% of their standing biomass is carbon itself [2]. Importance of forested areas in carbon sequestration is already accepted, and well documented [3,4]. But hardly any attempts have been made to study the potential of trees in carbon sequestration from urban area.

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