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Section 33 Fire 2004; 2005 Plot CBI-17




95% mosaic burn with light charring of understory. 45-55% consumption of litter. < 10% consumption of duff, light char. < 1% consumption of medium and heavy down fuels. Soil cover and color not rated in plot. 100% of grasses, small shrubs, and forbs burned in understory, about 50% survival with high increase in ferns; low numbers of new colonizers. > 90% of tall shrubs and small trees burned, 20-30% survival. 80% of intermediate tree crowns burned from scorch/girdle impacts. 70% intermediate tree mortality. Big trees not present. Low substrates rating lowers total plot CBI. Open oak forest community.


A. Substrates 0.70
B. Vegetation <1 m. 2.00
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 2.25
D. Intermediate Trees 1.40
E. Big Trees NA
Understory CBI 1.70
Overstory CBI 1.40
Total Plot 1.60