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Determination of carbon concentration of tree components for Scotch pine forests in Türkmen Mountain (Eskişehir, Kütahya) Region

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Bursa Technical University, Faculty of Forestry, Mimarsinan Mah., Mimar Sinan Cad., 16310, Bursa, Turkey

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General Directorate of Forestry, Research Institute for Forest Soil and Ecology, 26160 Eskişehir, Turkey

FORESTIST 2018; 68: 87-92
DOI: 10.26650/forestist.2018.330657
Read: 195 Downloads: 43 Published: 20 July 2018

The purpose of this study was toinvestigate the relationship between carbon concentration of different treecomponents and some ecological factors for Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris L.subsp. hamata (Steven) Fomin.) in Türkmen Mountain Region. Data were collectedfrom 58 ecologically different sample plots and were evaluated using ANOVA andcorrelation analysis. Carbon concentration varied significantly within fivetree components (p<0.001), with the values ranging from 50.94% for root to54.75% for bark. We also calculated the weighted carbon concentration as 52.37%for Scotch pine forests. Some significant relationships were found between thecarbon concentration of tree components and some ecological factors and standparameters. Site index and elevation negatively correlated with tree componentcarbon concentration. However, elevation strongly correlated with 1- and2-year-old needle carbon concentration (p<0.01). We also found that slopeposition positively correlated with 2- and 3-year-old needles but negativelycorrelated with bark in terms of carbon concentration. The carbonconcentrations that we calculated in this study can be used for calculating thecarbon content of either whole tree or any tree component in Scotch pineforests.

Cite this paper as: Erkan, N., Güner, Ş.T., 2018. Determination of carbon concentration of tree components for Scotch pine forests in Türkmen Mountain (Eskişehir, Kütahya) Region. Forestist 68(2): 87-92.

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