Estimation of total carbon stockpile and sequestration rates in degraded and non-degraded sites of Oak and Pine forests of Kumaun central Himalaya

Rates at which CO2 is being sequestered in two different forest types of Himalaya was computed. For comparative study degraded and non-degraded sites of pine and oak forests in Kumaun Central Himalaya were selected. The Van Panchayats (VPs) or community forests are managing the non degraded forest sites for centuries.