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Tuolomne Fire 2003; 2004 Plot 209

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CBI=0.66

15% burn with light charring of understory. 20-30% light consumption of litter. 35-45% duff consumption with light char. 5-10% consumption of medium down fuels; 30-35% consumption of heavy down fuels with some deep char. < 10% change in soil cover. 10-20% of grasses, small shrubs, and forbs burned in understory, most remain living. Slight increase in amount of new colonizers. 40-50% of tall shrubs and small trees burned. > 95% of intermediate trees are green with 5-10% scorch/girdle impacts. 5% intermediate tree mortality. About 95% of big trees are green with 5% scorch/girdle impacts no mortality. Char height < 1 m. Consistent low ratings. Mediterranean California Red Fir forest and woodland community type.

 

PLOT 209
A. Substrates 1.15
B. Vegetation <1 m. 0.31
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 1.38
D. Intermediate Trees 0.40
E. Big Trees 0.15
Understory CBI 0.96
Overstory CBI 0.28
Total Plot 0.66