Environmental and Medicinal value analysis of Moringa (Moringa oleifera) tree species in Sanja, North Gondar, Ethiopia

Mohammed Gedefaw

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ABSTRACT This study was conducted in Sanja district that aimed on the, Environmental and Medicinal value analysis of Moringa (Moringa oleifera) tree species. The study aimed to assess the roles of Moringa (Moringa oleifera) tree species for environmental, economic and its medicinal values. Step by step procedures were designed to take soil samples from the field. Simple random sampling method was used to take samples. Sample plots were laid to takesample from the soil and DBH of trees were measured. The soil samples were taken from Moringa land and areas with no Morinaga trees grown for organic carbon determination and soil fertility estimation of the soil for comparative analysis. Based on the study 98.742 ton/ha and 4.894 ton/ha the maximum and minimum carbon stocks observed in the above ground biomass, respectively. On the other hand, the carbon content in the soil carbon pool was 587.21118 ton/ha and 101.3601 ton/ha maximum and minimum values per plot of the study site respectively on the Moringa site. But, the maximum and minimum carbon content in areas with no Moringa tree was 485.57 ton/ha and 29.71 ton/ha respectively. The data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software version 20. Keywords: Carbon stocks, Medicinal value, Moringa, Sanja

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