AMOUNT OF CARBON (IV) OXIDE SEQUESTERED BY TREES ON ADUBRIEM ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION PROJECT SITE

Published: 14 January 2021| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/tjcw8dcknv.2
Contributors:
Emmanuel Owusu,
Nelly Ataawomba Afuubi

Description

Data collected describes the calculation of amount of carbon (iv) oxide in (kg*10^3/year) sequestered by trees on Adubriem mine site where the ecosystem of the site has been restored. The cost of the restoration project was collected as a results of the cost incurred along the course of activities involved with restoring the ecosystem of the land.

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To measure the weight of carbon stored, the following steps where followed •I determined the total green weight of the tree. W and multiply by 120%. (Dewald, 2005) For diameters >11inches the w=0.15(D)^2*H; For diameters<11inches the w=0.25(D)^2*H Where (H) is height (feet), (W) is weight (pounds), (D) is diameter. •Secondly determined the dry weight of the tree by multiplying the green weight by 72.5% since the dry weight of a trees is averagely 72.5% of the whole weight. (Birdsey, 1992) •I determined the weight of carbon in the tree by multiplying the dry weight by 50% because averagely the dry weight of a tree is 50% carbon. •I determined the weight of carbon dioxide sequestered in the tree by calculating the atomic weight of carbon in one molecule of carbon which is 3.6663 and multiplying it by the weight of carbon which is 50% of the dry weight. •Finally, I determined the weight of carbon dioxide sequestered by the tree in a year by dividing the weight of carbon dioxide sequestered in the tree by the age of the tree The cost of the restoration project was collected as a results of the cost incurred along the course of activities involved.