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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:2, February, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(2): 852-858

Carbon Sequestration Potential of Kafal (Myrica esculenta): An Indigenous, Multipurpose and Medicinal Tree Species in High Hills of Western Himalaya
K.K. Pandey1, Garima Gupta2, S.V. Mishra3 and Deepak Maurya4*
1S.K. College of Agriculture and Research Station, IGKV, Kawardha (Kabirdham) - C.G, India
2Maya College of Agriculture and Technology (MCAT), Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
3Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India
4WRDM Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author

A dynamic growth model (CO2FIX) has been used for estimating the Carbon Sequestration Potential of Kafal (Myrica esculenta), an indigenous multipurpose tree used for timber, fuel wood, fiber and in addition to its medicinal value. The present study has been carried out in the campus of V.C.S.G. College of Horticulture, U.U.H.F., Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. The altitude of the location is ranging from longitude 78.59’:20.28’E, latitude 79.00’:30.05’N and 2000 m MSL altitude. The temperature and rainfall of this hilly area ranged from -4.0 to 28.0oC and more than 10000 mm respectively. It is capable of thriving on snow and heavy rainfall condition. CO2FIX was parameterized for a simulation of 100 years respectively. The results indicate that the long term tree biomass accumulated was 112.59 t/ha in Biomass Carbon (Above Ground Biomass) and 71.4 t/ha in Soil Carbon (Below Ground Biomass) component respectively, at the end of simulation period assuming a tree density of 740 t/ha (approximately). The net annual carbon sequestration for Kafal over the entire simulation period was 1.839 Mg C ha-1 yr -1 (t/ha/yr).

Keywords: Carbon sequestration potential, CO2FIX, Soil carbon, Tree biomass, etc

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Pandey, K.K., Garima Gupta, S.V. Mishra and Deepak Maurya. 2017. Carbon Sequestration Potential of Kafal (Myrica esculenta): An Indigenous, Multipurpose and Medicinal Tree Species in High Hills of Western Himalaya.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 852-858. doi:
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