Distribution, Above-Ground Biomass and Carbon Stock Of The Vegetation in Taman Beringin Urban Forest, Medan City, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Sitorus, Novita Ariani
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One type of green open space located in Medan City is the Taman Beringin Urban Forest. This study aimed to map the distribution of vegetation and to calculate carbon stocks of vegetation and above-ground biomass (AGB) at the Taman Beringin Urban Forest. A tree inventory was conducted using a census method to determine the types and number of tree species and to measure the diameter and height of the trees. A non-destructive sampling method was conducted to estimate the biomass, using an allometric formula. The calculation of biomass and carbon stocks or carbon was conducted for above ground level—that is, only for living vegetation. The types of flora in the urban forest include trees (34 species), ornamental plants (five species) and bamboo (two species). Overall, 676 trees were found. The total biomass was 218.82 ton/ha and the carbon stock was 100.68 ton/ha.