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Table 2 Potential carbon storage in Melaleuca peat-swamp forests: case in U Minh Thuong National Park

From: An assessment of the carbon stocks and sodicity tolerance of disturbed Melaleuca forests in Southern Vietnam

Land cover type Area (ha) Carbon density (tC/ha) Carbon storage tC
Mature Melaleuca forests on clay soil without peat 1,765 305.06 538,431
Mature Melaleuca forests on clay soil with peat 601 784.68 471,593
Regenerating Melaleuca on clay soil with peat 2,106 544.28 1,146,254
Regenerating Melaleuca on clay soil without peat 1,106 246.96 273,138
Others (open water, reeds and grasses) 2,460 107.91 265,459
Total 8,038   2,694,874
  1. The areas of Melaleuca forests in U Minh Thuong National Park are taken from a Vietnam Environment Protection Agency report [48].