Grazing property carbon budget in Central Queensland: The Lake
The information in this report is presented in two sections. The first section provides a general overview of carbon credits and carbon trading. Information has been gathered
from two government publications, Growing trees as greenhouse sinks. An overview for landholders (The Australian Greenhouse Office) and Carbon credits from forestry: questions and answers for rural landholders (Queensland Government). The second section outlines details of the carbon budget estimated for “The Lake”, a cattle property near Aramac in the Desert Uplands region in Central Queensland.--Introduction
It was estimated that approximately 629,696 tonnes of carbon are stored in the trees and bushes on the property. This represents an average of 38.8 tonnes/ha of carbon in
vegetation (excluding cleared and naturally open areas). In the predominant vegetation types, the values range from an average 19.2 tonnes/ha of carbon in ironbark country to
53.2 tons/ha of carbon in box country. Approximately 76.4% of the carbon is in the above-ground part of the trees and scrubs, while 23.6% is below-ground in the roots.