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B260 Fire 1999; 2001 Plot 260T4


B260 Fire


Fairly uniform moderate charring of understory, more severe impacts to overstory. 25% consumption of duff. 3-5% consumption of heavy down fuels. All grasses, small shrubs, and forbs burned, with about 70% survival; moderate amount of colonizers, and moderate-high change in species composition expected. > 95% taller shrub and small tree layer change in cover, top charred, branching largely consumed, 95% survival of deciduous shrubs. 100% of intermediate trees burned, with 55-65% crown char/torch and 35-45% scorch. 100% tree mortality. Char height is > 5 m. Black Spruce forest type.


PLOT 260T4
A. Substrates 0.65
B. Vegetation <1 m. 2.00
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 1.33
D. Intermediate Trees 2.50
E. Big Trees N/A
Understory CBI 1.41
Overstory CBI 2.50
Total Plot 1.78