Biomass and Carbon Allocation of 10-Year-Old Poplars (Populous alba L.) Plantations in the South West of Iran
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abouzar Heidari Safari Kouchi
Department of Forestry
Faculty of Natural Resources
University of Guilan, Sowmeh Sara, Iran
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 27, 2017 Accepted Date: May 26, 2017 Published Date: June 01, 2017
Citation: Kouchi AHS, Fard FM, Shahraji TR, Iranmanesh Y (2017) Biomass and Carbon Allocation of 10-Year-Old Poplars (Populous alba L.) Plantations in the South West of Iran. Forest Res 6: 199. doi:10.4172/2168-9776.1000199
Copyright: © 2017 Kouchi AHS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This study was carried out to investigate above-ground biomass of white poplar (Populous alba L.) plantations by four different plant spacing (0.5 × 0.5, 1 × 1, 2 × 2 and 4 × 4 m) in south west of Iran. After taking inventory, 10 trees were selected from each density section at one-hectare area (totally 40 stems). The tree's characteristics including diameter at breast height (DBH), total height, and crown diameter were measured. Then measured trees were felled down in order to measure the wet and dry weight of their different organs. After sampling from all the parts, carbon stock in the structure of this biomass species was obtained and the results showed that the most amount of biomass among the components per hectare is related to the bole wood and most amounts of biomass was related to the 0.5 × 0.5 m and 1 × 1 m planting spaces.