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Table 4 Mean tree biomass (dry weight), carbon content (kg) and carbon stock (t CO2/1000 stems per hectare) for 5-year-old trees

From: Biomass and root attributes of eight of New Zealand’s most common indigenous evergreen conifer and broadleaved forest species during the first 5 years of establishment

Botanical name Common name Mean tree biomass (kg) Carbon content (kg) Carbon stock (t CO2/1000 spha)
Coniferous species
Agathis australis Kauri 0.32 (0.03)a 0.16 (0.02)a 0.53 (0.05)a
Dacrycarpus dacrydioides Kahikatea 1.60 (0.24)bc 0.80 (0.12)bc 2.64 (0.40)bc
Dacrydium cupressinum Rimu 1.56 (0.13)c 0.78 (0.06)c 2.58 (0.21)c
Podocarpus totara Totara 2.59 (0.32)d 1.30 (0.16)d 4.28 (0.53)d
Prumnopitys ferruginea Miro 0.52 (0.09)a 0.26 (0.04)a 0.85 (0.15)a
Prumnopitys taxifolia Matai 0.72 (0.07)ab 0.36 (0.03)ab 1.18 (0.12)ab
Broadleaved species
Alectryon excelsus Titoki 1.49 (0.23)c 0.75 (0.12)c 2.47 (0.39)c
Vitex lucens Puriri 4.28 (0.92)e 2.14 (0.46)e 7.07 (1.52)e
  1. Values in parentheses represent standard error of the mean. Values with different letters, within each parameter, were significantly different (Student-Newman-Keuls P = 0.05). The carbon stock values do not include woody debris or fine litter