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McNally Fire 2002; 2003 Plot 11 CBI = 2.33

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CBI=2.33

 

100% burn with 100% litter, 75% light fuel and duff consumed. About 40% increase in exposed soil. Stratum B shows < 20% survival, with moderate-high potential change in species composition. Larger shrubs top-killed by torch-char with some branch loss; close to 70% surviving. No green trees; 100% canopy mortality; 40-50% torch-char; 50-60% scorch-girdle. Mountain mahogany, Cerocampus, Flannel brush, Manzanita mixed Chaparral/Oak/Pine type.

 

PLOT 11
A. Substrates 2.10
B. Vegetation <1 m. 2.50
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 2.15
D. Intermediate Trees 2.38
E. Big Trees 2.50
Understory CBI 2.24
Overstory CBI 2.44
Total Plot 2.33