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Table 3 Estimated carbon (C) stocks (Mg/ha) in plant biomass across the three management treatments, i.e. community forest, exclosure and communal grazing land

From: Carbon stocks and sequestration potential of dry forests under community management in Tigray, Ethiopia

C contents of Managed forest Exclosure Grazing land p-value
Trees 40.99a ± 0.40 11.63b ± 0.24 4.6c ± 0.19 <0.0001
Shrubs 3.72b ± 0.04 4.27a ± 0.05 1.15c ± 0.01 <0.0001
Herbs 1.77b ± 0.03 1.92a ± 0.018 0.45c ± 0.01 <0.0001
Below ground biomass 11.62a ± 0.10 4.45b ± 0.06 1.55c ± 0.04 <0.0001
Total (Mg/ha) 58.11a ± 0.50 22.29b ± 0.30 7.76c ± 0.24 <0.0001
  1. Levels not connected by same letter are significantly different