International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Assessment of carbon stock in harvested timber in Kodagu district, central Western Ghats

Sathish BN, Kshama Koparde, Radha BN, Dhanush C, Gajendra CV, Hareesh TS, Vachana HC

Globally, the two most important carbon sinks are vegetation and the ocean. Kodagu district located in central part of the Western Ghats in one of the largest wooded areas with nearly 80% is under tree cover. The present study is an attempt to through light on the quantity of Carbon stored in the harvested timber. We have collected the data on different tree species harvested and their volume was collected from 2006 to 2017 in the Government timber depots. For each species-specific gravity data was obtained from the secondary data and the same was used to estimate the total carbon stock. The carbon stock varied from year to year. The average volume of timber harvested per year was 9664.46 m3 with an average biomass of 6112.38 t and the average carbon was 2872.82 t per year. From the different species harvested, Dalbergia latifolia itself contributes to 25 per cent total carbon.
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