Biomass Potential and Carbon Storage of Urban Forest of Government Office

Hajawa Hajawa, Supratman Supratman, Daud Malamassam, M.Asar Said Mahbub

Abstract


One of the causes of global climate change is the increase of carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere. Trees have a role to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere for photosynthesis. Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) through photosynthesis, which result is carbohydrate that is stored in form of biomass that contains carbon. City forest of government offices is one of areas to grow trees. Diameter of breast height was measured to find out the potential of biomass and carbon storage of trees in the city forest in the office of Governor of South Sulawesi. This measurement is conducted using  census method that measured standing trees with minimum DBH of 5 cm.  The results found that there are 193.71 trees per hecto are with Biomass potency is 1,436.84 tonnes which the average of biomass is 0.97 tonnes for each tree, and Carbon storage is 718.42 tonnes with the average of carbon storage is 0.49 tonnes for every tree


Keywords


Urban forest; Biomass; Carbon storage; Diameter.

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