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Tuolomne Fire 2003; 2004 Plot 84

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CBI=2.47

100% burn with high charring throughout understory. 100% consumption of litter and >80% of light fuel. 100% consumption of duff. > 60% consumption of medium down fuels; > 40% consumption of heavy down fuels with deep char. > 80% change in soil cover and color. 100% of grasses, small shrubs, and forbs burned in understory with about 50% survival. Moderate amount of new colonizers. 100% of tall shrubs and small trees charred with branch loss. 100% of intermediate trees burned with 55-65% torch and 35-45% scorch/girdle impacts. 100% of big trees are burned with 55-65% torch and 35-45% scorch/girdle impacts. 100% overstory mortality. Char height > 7 m. Total score moderated by B and C strata ratings. Mediterranean California Red Fir forest and woodland community type.

 

PLOT 84
A. Substrates 3.00
B. Vegetation <1 m. 1.88
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 2.06
D. Intermediate Trees 2.60
E. Big Trees 2.60
Understory CBI 2.37
Overstory CBI 2.60
Total Plot 2.47