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Table 6 The carbon characteristics of the selected tree species for carbon plantations.

From: Quantifying the effectiveness of climate change mitigation through forest plantations and carbon sequestration with an integrated land-use model

No. Corresponding land cover types Yield (m3/ha yr) Recov. (yr) LRL1 (yr) HI2 (-) WD3 (Mg DM/m3) FNPPCP (Mg C/ha yr) AGF (-) CF95ts (Eq. 2)
1 Trop. deciduous forest 12 (3–20) 8 15 0.65 0.550 18.9 2.02 1.041
2 Trop. evergreen forest 20 (10–35) 8 15 0.70 0.425 22.2 1.77 1.042
3 Warm mixed forest 14 (10–30) 15 28 0.87 0.450 11.0 1.62 1.045
4 Temp. deciduous forest 16 (8–28) 18 25 0.83 0.350 11.8 1.77 1.022
5 Cool mixed forest 11 (4–20) 30 60 0.87 0.400 8.2 1.49 1.00
6 Boreal forest 7 (4–12) 25 60 0.87 0.490 5.6 1.11 1.00
  1. 1 Likely Rotation Length: derived from [28] for both eucalyptus plantations; pine average of [48; 61; 71]; poplar based on [48; 71]; spruce based on [61] and larch derived from yield tables (e.g. [72; 73]), use the moment that growth rates start to decline.
  2. 2 Harvest Index-based [34]
  3. 3 Wood density mainly based on [34]; If not available, use [71; 74; 75; 76].