Above Ground Biomass and Carbon Sequestration of Urban Green Spaces in Danang City, Vietnam

Ngoc-Son Tran *

The University of Danang—University of Science and Education, 459 Ton Duc Thang St, Danang City, 550000, Vietnam.

Chi Cuong Doan

The University of Danang—University of Science and Education, 459 Ton Duc Thang St, Danang City, 550000, Vietnam.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Green space in cities is an essential component of the urban environment. Different forms of urban green spaces, with varying populations, plant communities, and roles, offer varying urban ecological advantages. Using the i-Tree Eco model, this study examined the structural characteristics of urban green trees and calculated the biomass storage capacity and carbon sequestration in urban green spaces in Da Nang City. The results revealed a considerable diversity of species composition among 7,513 trees belonging to 42 species of 20 families studied in four types of green spaces, with Terminalia catappa, Cyrtostachys renda, and Roystonea regia dominating. The average Shannon biodiversity index was 2.9, with the institution having the highest at 2.6 and the park having the lowest at 2.2. The total leaf biomass per hectare was 588.0 kg/ha, and the carbon sequestration rate was 2,845.30 kg/ha. Ficus subpisocarpa was the species with the highest value for these two advantages, and the park was the green space with the highest benefit in terms of biomass and carbon sequestration.

Keywords: I-Tree Eco, green spaces, biomass, carbon sequestration, dominant species, Danang, Vietnam


How to Cite

Tran , N.-S., & Doan, C. C. (2024). Above Ground Biomass and Carbon Sequestration of Urban Green Spaces in Danang City, Vietnam. Asian Journal of Biology, 20(6), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajob/2024/v20i6409

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