IJCRR - 6(22), November, 2014
GROWING STOCK OF VARIOUS PURE CONIFER FOREST TYPES OF CENTRAL (GARHWAL) HIMALAYA, INDIA
Author: Suchita Dimri, Pratibha Baluni, Chandra Mohan Sharma
Category: General Sciences
Objective: The Conifers forests cover an extensive area in Uttarakhand and provide variety of ecosystem services. The Present study was intended with an aim to assess the growing stock potential of the pure coniferous forest of Garhwal Himalaya. Methods: Five sample-plots of 0.1 ha were randomly laid out at five different sites in each forest type to estimate the Growing Stock Volume Density (GSVD) using appropriate volume tables and volume equations. Results and Conclusion: Abies pindrow forest was observed to possess the highest growing stock (988.3 m3/ha) followed by Cupressus torulosa (922.3 m3/ha). It is observed that conifers forests possess high stand volume and long rotation period hence promising as carbon sink therefore should be recommended for plantation silviculture alongwith special conservation protection to mature forests.
Keywords: Growing stock, Rotation period, Conifers, Standing volume
Suchita Dimri, Pratibha Baluni, Chandra Mohan Sharma. GROWING STOCK OF VARIOUS PURE CONIFER FOREST TYPES OF CENTRAL (GARHWAL) HIMALAYA, INDIA International Journal of Current Research and Review. 6(22), November, 50-54
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