Canadian Wildland Fire Information System

FBP Fuel Type Descriptions

FBP Fuel Types

C3 - Mature Jack or Lodgepole Pine

C3 - Mature Jack or Lodgepole Pine

This fuel type is characterized by pure, fully stocked (1000–2000 stems/ha) jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) or lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud.) stands that have matured at least to the stage of complete crown closure. The base of live crown is well above the ground. Dead surface fuels are light and scattered. Ground cover is feather moss (Pleurozium schreberi) over a moderately deep (approximately 10 cm), compacted organic layer. A sparse conifer understory may be present.

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