Change Detection of Forestry Trees Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide is Falling : Case Study of Pasali-Kuje of the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Authors(3) :-Badaru Yahaya Usman, Nassir Yakubu Mohammed, Musa Yakubu

The forestry trees ability to sequester or remove carbon dioxide (CO2) using geospatial and temporal analysis undergo critical evaluation. The removal of CO2 by the Aspen and Pine trees species from the atmosphere during photosynthesis to form carbohydrates that are used in plant structure return oxygen back into the atmosphere as a by-product. Aspen Trees  (species of the Populus Genus) and Pine trees (Species of the Pinus Genus) can be categorized into mature and the undergrowth of the mean average of 6m tall, stem-trunk of 0.35-0.55cm in diameter and circumference of 124cm, and the root areas spans between 9-15m2. The studies was conducted in the month of May during the period of wet/rainy season and the percentage delineation of forest is estimated as 0.0904km2 (92.02%) in 2008, 0.0769km2 (83.98%) in 2012 and 0.0621km2 (52.32%) in 2016. However, the study further states the actual arithmetic differences of 0.0283km2 (40.67%) of forest areas that were removed accounting for 9.6tons of carbon dioxide expected to make the trees more resistant to extreme weather and improve photosynthesis. It is anticipated that remote-sensing data integrated from optical sensors could be used to supplement the study of sequestration or removal of carbon dioxide through the trees. It is therefore significant that government and relevant agencies adopts these findings to help in the monitoring, evaluating and control of future cutting down of trees. It's pertinent to conclude that cutting of trees is a serious threat for the climate and it could contribute to global warming.

Authors and Affiliations

Badaru Yahaya Usman
Remote Sensing Lab. Dept. of Geography, Federal University of Technology, Minna +1School of Science and Technology, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja
Nassir Yakubu Mohammed
DLN Tech & Consultants Limited, Abuja-Nigeria
Musa Yakubu
Department of Building, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria

Change detection, CO2, forestry trees, landsat-7 & 8 ETM+, OLI, TIRS

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June 2016
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 252-257
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162365
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Badaru Yahaya Usman, Nassir Yakubu Mohammed, Musa Yakubu, " Change Detection of Forestry Trees Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide is Falling : Case Study of Pasali-Kuje of the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.252-257, May-June-2016.
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