Evaluation of Bartin Urban Forest in Terms of Carbon Storage, Oxygen Production and Recreation


DURKAYA B., Bekci B. , VAROL T.

KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY, cilt.16, sa.1, ss.111-119, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Dergi Adı: KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.111-119

Özet

Urban forests, which are established from natural forests or plantations to support urban life in a positive way, are becoming increasingly important. It attracts attention not only from the landcape point of view, but also in terms of public health and air production. In this study, in its current situation, the amount of oxygen produced and the amount of carbon held by the Bartin Urban Forest is calculated. Additionally, awareness of the local people about the urban forest is tried to be revealed. It is observed that the urban forest stored 246.77 ton/ha of carbon where 170.21 ton/ha is in ground biomass and 76.56 ton/ha is in the organic soil. It is found that 1 cm diameter increase of trees result in 35.71 tonnes of additional oxygen production and 15.18 tonnes of carbon storage, per hectare. It is seen that Bartin urban forest is preferred for the freash air (r=0,415), flora and fauna observations (r=0,367). On the other hand, the lack of reinforcements (r=0,438) and security concerns (r=0,267) are identified as the reasons of not being preferable.