Canadian Wildland Fire Information System

FBP Fuel Type Descriptions

FBP Fuel Types

C4 - Immature Jack or Lodgepole Pine

C4 - Immature Jack or Lodgepole Pine

This fuel type is characterized by pure, dense jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) or lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud.) stands (10,000–30,000 stems/ha) in which natural thinning mortality results in a large quantity of standing dead stems and dead downed woody fuel. Vertical and horizontal fuel continuity is characteristic of this fuel type. Surface fuel loadings are greater than in fuel type C3, and organic layers are shallower and less compact. Ground cover is mainly needle litter suspended within a low shrub layer (Vaccinium spp.).

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