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Table 2 Descriptive analysis of diameter at breast height (DBH), crown injury percent (CI), and years to death post fire (YTD) by species and status. Species codes are: IC = incense-cedar; SP = sugar pine; WF = white fir; and YP = yellow pine. Status of 0 is standing and status of 1 is fallen at year 10. P-values are for Wilcoxon signed rank tests. SE = standard error

From: Persistence of fire-killed conifer snags in California, USA

Species Status at year 10 (n) DBH (cm) CI (%) YTD (years)
Range Mean (SE) P-value Range Mean (SE) P-value Range Mean (SE) P-value
IC Standing (84) 25.7–113.3 47.5 (2.2) 0.298 8.7–97.9 78.2 (2) 0.727 0–3 1.0 (0.1) 0.026
Fallen (12) 28.7–98.3 41.8 (5.6) 53.6–97.2 82.1 (3.4) 0–2 0.6 (0.2)
SP Standing (113) 30.0–141 73.9 (2.3) 0.001 0.0–97.9 54.6 (2.4) 0.209 1–3 2.4 (0) 0.401
Fallen (76) 25.7–98.8 51.7 (1.7) 0.0–98.3 58.9 (3) 1–3 2.3 (0.1)
WF Standing (171) 25.4–136 55.9 (1.5) <0.001 0.0–97.1 75.6 (1.4) 0.321 0–4 1.4 (0.1) 0.727
Fallen (137) 25.4–91.8 45.8 (1.2) 2.4–97.5 73.9 (1.6) 0–4 1.4 (0.1)
YP Standing (40) 27.7–112.8 65.0 (3.8) 0.001 0.0–100 81.3 (2.9) 0.157 0–4 1.4 (0.2) 0.028
Fallen (507) 23.9–131.8 52.2 (0.8) 0.0–100 83.0 (1) 0–4 1.0 (0)