Table 1 Average carbon accumulation for different forest types.

Note that the multiple values and/or ranges given for C production are as stated in the original references.

Type of forestC production (tonnes ha–1 year–1)Mean tonnes ha–1 year–1Reference
Boreal forest1.01.00(3)
Boreal forest0.2, 0.4, 0.750.45(4)
Boreal forest0.025–0.07; 0.025–0.090.05(5)
Temperate forest1.8–3; 3.6–3.93.08(6)
Temperate forest2.6282.63(7)
Savanna2.65–5.5; 0.65–1.502.58(4)
Tropical dry forest1.8–3.32.55(9)
Tropical dry forest3.36–4.053.70(10)
Humid tropical forest4.2–6.35.25(11)
Humid tropical forest1.06–1.731.40(12)
Humid tropical forest0.74–2.751.75(13)
Mean of all forest types2.31