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Table 3 Comparison of receptive fuel bed and fine woody fuel (FWF; <7.6 cm diameter) and coarse woody fuel (CWF; >7.6 cm diameter) loading between burned and unburned plots in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek, California, USA. Data were collected in 2019 to determine the influence of burns conducted between 1999 and 2011 on vegetation, forest structure, and fuel load

From: Fuel load, stand structure, and understory species composition following prescribed fire in an old-growth coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest

Fuel variable Mean loading (SE) ANOVA results
Unburned Burned F P df
Duff depth (cm) 7.47 (0.22) 3.75 (0.15) 198.11 <0.0010 1
Litter depth (cm) 5.23 (0.18) 4.61 (0.15) 4.67 0.031 1
Fuel depth (cm) 10.1 (1.18) 10.83 (1.20) 1.073 0.30 1
FWF (Mg ha−1) 6.11 (0.4) 6.39 (0.42) 0.095 0.76 1
CWF (Mg ha−1) 122.56 (26.67) 71.92 (19.44) 5.035 0.026 1