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Highland Creek Fire 2000; 2002 Plot 10a CBI = 1.90

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CBI=1.90

 

90% burn with moderate-high charring of understory throughout plot. High >80% consumption of litter and 60-70% duff. 30% consumption of down fuels. Moderate increase in soil cover. Patches of colonizing grasses in understory, about 70% regenerating pre-fire species. Overstory tree mortality is 90%, 60% scorch-girdle with fallen needles, 35% torch-char, <10% green. Mid-age ponderosa pine community type.

 

PLOT 10a
A. Substrates 1.64
B. Vegetation <1 m. 1.87
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. N/A
D. Intermediate Trees 2.17
E. Big Trees 1.98
Understory CBI 1.73
Overstory CBI 2.08
Total Plot 1.90