Hassall and Associates Pty Ltd
Environment Australia, 1998
ISBN 0 6422 1421 2
- Carbon sequestration in low rainfall areas: the measurement of plantations of trees in Victoria - Full report (PDF - 3,627 KB)
- Contents, Executive summary, Chapters 1 Background, 2 Approach, 3 Results, 4 Comparison with other studies and 5 Conclusions (PDF - 264 KB)
- Sites: You Yangs, Lismore (PDF - 482 KB)
- Sites: Mitiamo, Cohuna (PDF - 569 KB)
- Sites: Stanhope, Katamatite (PDF - 528 KB)
- Sites: Leichardt, Bear's Lagoon, Burke's Flat (PDF - 651 KB)
- Sites: Colbinabbin Range - Toolleen, Pyalong (PDF - 548 KB)
- Sites: Puckapunyal Range, Toolleen, Ardmona (PDF - 543 KB)
- References and Appendix 1 Site assessment sheet (PDF - 97 KB)
About the report
This report investigates the estimation of carbon sequestration from tree planting in low rainfall areas. The report provides site descriptions, growth measurements and biomass measurements for 16 plantation sites in Victoria.
Sufficient data were obtained to be able to estimate Sugar Gum growth rates in the 400-500mm rainfall environments. Between approximately 10 and 30 years plantations of this species have accumulated approximately 7.5 tonnes of above ground biomass per hectare per year. Growth rates before year 10 are less. The growth rates recorded are in line with those reported previously by Grierson and by Hassall & Associates.