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Table 7 Shade tree dendrometric parameters and associated carbon stocks in the study districts with similar crown cover

From: Shade tree diversity and aboveground carbon stocks in Theobroma cacao agroforestry systems: implications for REDD+ implementation in a West African cacao landscape

Group District Crown cover  % Mean shade trees stem number (ha−1) Mean shade tree height (m) Mean stem diameter (cm) Shade and cacao trees C-stocks (Mg C ha−1)
1 Asumura 5.80 16.3 13.9 35.0 12.6
Sefwi Wiawso 5.95 18.3 13.7 33.1 10.9
Akontombra 6.31 9.3 11.9 31.2 13.2
Nkawie 7.97 15.1 12.8 36.6 11.5
Mean ± SE 6.51 ± 0.49 14.7 ± 1.93 13.1 ± 0.46 34.0 ± 1.17 12.1 ± 0.52
Range 5.80–8.0 9.3–18.3 11.9–13.9 31.2–36.6 10.9–13.2
2 Adabokrom 10.3 10.8 15.1 51.6 15.7
Sankore 11.2 12.0 18.2 49.6 15.6
Goaso 11.6 16.2 15.3 43.0 15.4
Offinso 13.1 22.8 13.5 40.2 17.9
Mean ± SE 11.6 ± 0.58 15.4 ± 2.7 15.5 ± 0.98 46.1 ± 2.69 16.2 ± 0.587
Range 8.1–14.9 10.8–22.8 13.5–18.2 40.2–51.6 15.4–17.9
3 New Edubiase 15.0 20.6 18.2 44.9 18.5
Asempanaye 16.3 14.2 19.1 47.7 23.4
Mean ± SE 15.5 17.4 ± 3.20 18.7 ± 0.45 46.3 ± 1.40 21.0 ± 2.45
Range ≥15.0 14.2–20.6 18.2–19.1 44.9–47.7 18.5–23.5
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