Table 6 Carbon balance (Gg CO2) after the fire, and recovery years needed to mitigate C losses by fires. For recovery years, two Cu rates were considered. Cu1 was based on present estimations derived from equation 4. Cu2 was based on present estimations also derived from equation 4, but starting at year 0 (right after fire occurrence). Cu3 was based on variable rates applied to different times at earlier stages of secondary succession after a wildfire, trying to mimic natural vegetation dynamics. Cu = carbon uptake.