The Role of Composition, Invasives, and Maintenance Emissions on Urban Forest Carbon Stocks

Josh Horn, Francisco J. Escobedo, Ross Hinkle, Mark Hostetler, Nilesh Timilsina

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There are few field-based, empirical studies quantifying the effect of invasive trees and palms and maintenance-related carbon emissions on changes in urban forest carbon stocks. We estimated carbon (C) stock changes and tree maintenance-related C emissions in a subtropical urban forest by re-measuring a subsample of residential permanent plots during 2009 and 2011, using regional allometric biomass equations, and surveying residential homeowners near Orlando, FL, USA. The effect of native, non-native, invasive tree species and palms on C stocks and sequestration was also quantified. Findings show 17.8 tC/ha in stocks and 1.2 tC/ha/year of net sequestration. The most important species both by frequency of C stocks and sequestration were Quercus laurifolia Michx. and Quercus virginiana Mill., accounting for 20 % of all the trees measured; 60 % of carbon stocks and over 75 % of net C sequestration. Palms contributed to less than 1 % of the total C stocks. Natives comprised two-thirds of the tree population and sequestered 90 % of all C, while invasive trees and palms accounted for 5 % of net C sequestration. Overall, invasive and exotic trees had a limited contribution to total C stocks and sequestration. Annual tree-related maintenance C emissions were 0.1 % of total gross C sequestration. Plot-level tree, palm, and litter cover were correlated to C stocks and net sequestration. Findings can be used to complement existing urban forest C offset accounting and monitoring protocols and to better understand the role of invasive woody plants on urban ecosystem service provision.
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Páginas (desde-hasta)431-442
Número de páginas12
PublicaciónEnvironmental Management
Volumen55
N.º2
EstadoPublished - 2015
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Horn, Josh ; Escobedo, Francisco J. ; Hinkle, Ross ; Hostetler, Mark ; Timilsina, Nilesh. / The Role of Composition, Invasives, and Maintenance Emissions on Urban Forest Carbon Stocks. En: Environmental Management. 2015 ; Vol. 55, N.º 2. pp. 431-442.
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Horn, J, Escobedo, FJ, Hinkle, R, Hostetler, M & Timilsina, N 2015, 'The Role of Composition, Invasives, and Maintenance Emissions on Urban Forest Carbon Stocks', Environmental Management, vol. 55, n.º 2, pp. 431-442.

The Role of Composition, Invasives, and Maintenance Emissions on Urban Forest Carbon Stocks. / Horn, Josh; Escobedo, Francisco J.; Hinkle, Ross; Hostetler, Mark; Timilsina, Nilesh.

En: Environmental Management, Vol. 55, N.º 2, 2015, p. 431-442.

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo

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