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B260 Fire 1999; 2001 Plot 260Y1

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B260 Fire

 

Most of plot did not burn; spotty light charring of understory. Limited slight consumption of duff. Low < 1-3% consumption of medium down fuels. Soil cover and color unchanged. 3-5% grasses, small shrubs, and forbs burned in understory; negligible mortality. No colonizers in understory due to lack of fire disturbance. 3-5% shrub and small tree layer change in cover; unchanged or resprouting deciduous shrubs; unchanged or partly scorched conifers. 15-25% intermediate trees burned with 10-20% scorch/girdle for trees that burned. Low tree mortality. Black Spruce forest community.

 

PLOT 260Y1
A. Substrates 0.07
B. Vegetation <1 m. 0.10
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 0.25
D. Intermediate Trees 0.50
E. Big Trees N/A
Understory CBI 0.13
Overstory CBI 0.50
Total Plot 0.25