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Table 1 California black oak (BO) seedling and sprout clump density after 2000 Storrie Fire and 2012 Chips Fire reburn. Count data collected in 0.004 ha plots (n = 270) expanded to hectare level. Live overstory basal area (BA) summary data for 98 samples taken in conjunction with regeneration counts.

From: Resilience of California Black Oak Experiencing Frequent Fire: Regeneration Following Two Large Wildfires 12 Years Apart

  Statistic Seedlings (ha−1) Sprout clumps (ha−1) Overstory BO BA (m2 ha−1) Overstory conifer BA (m2 ha−1)
Storrie Fire (11 and 12 yr post fire) mean 53 96 0.4 26.9
SD 75.7 137.3 1.2 20.2
minimum 0 0 0 0
maximum 247 429 4.6 60.4
Chips Fire reburn (3 yr post fire) mean 28 95 0.1 21.6
SD 53.5 133.4 0.5 21.7
minimum 0 0 0 0
maximum 195 403 2.0 61.7