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Table 2 Change in fuel loads and shrub cover following winter burns in mixed conifer plantations. The means are based on three stands, each with 10 sample plots on a 60-m grid and two fuel transects per plot. Variability in consumption between stands can be seen from the % reduction columns

From: Opportunities for winter prescribed burning in mixed conifer plantations of the Sierra Nevada

  Pre burn mean (n=3 stands) Post burn mean (n=3 stands) % reduction burn 1 % reduction burn 2 % reduction burn 3
Fine fuels 31.9 mg ha−1 13.1 mg ha−1 58 42 78
1000 h 1.1 mg ha−1 0.8 mg ha−1 48 24 7
Duff 28.6 mg ha−1 24.5 mg ha−1 11 2 31
Shrub cover 21% 1% 86 96 98