Carbon Storage Evaluation of Restoring in Degraded Areas by Corn Cultivation Using 3 Forests, 4 Benefits, Nan Province

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Gitsada Panumonwatee
Savent Pampasit

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This research aims to assess the carbon storage of restoration in degraded areas by corn cultivation using 3 forests and 4 benefits concepts and to evaluate the carbon storage. Girth at breath height (GBH) was measured in a 100x100m square plot (1 ha). Three experiment plots were surveyed: Maraka, Muangchang., and Suanmeang. The allometric equation was used to calculate the biomass and convert it to in-situ carbon storage. The carbon storage evaluation was calculated using the 2022 Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) carbon credit price. Findings, Maraka experimental plot found 25 species, 16 families, and 436 trees. The total carbon storage was 91.57 Ton C/ha (171,687 baht/ha). In the Muangchang experimental plot, the plants found 14 species, 11 families, and 1,039 trees whose carbon storage was 142.60 Ton C eq /ha (267,365 baht/ha). Third, the Suanmeang experimental plot found 21 species, 16 families, and 2,186 trees which calculated to total carbon storage was 140.27 Ton C eq/ha (262,996 baht/ha). This study might motivate the local community, which will generate income for the community in the future.

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Panumonwatee G, Pampasit S. Carbon Storage Evaluation of Restoring in Degraded Areas by Corn Cultivation Using 3 Forests, 4 Benefits, Nan Province. J Appl Res Sci Tech [Internet]. 2023 Apr. 21 [cited 2024 Apr. 25];22(1):65-77. Available from: https://ph01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/rmutt-journal/article/view/250872
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