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SPECIES: Sequoia sempervirens | Redwood
FIRE ECOLOGY OR ADAPTATIONS : Fire has had an ecological role in the redwood forest type [53]. The mean fire interval (MFI) prior to human occupation was approximately 135 to 350 years, and after human influx (about 11,000 years ago) decreased to approximately 17 to 82 years [21]. Redwood has adapted to this fire regime, and mature redwoods are considered very resilient to fire. The thick bark; great height; and ability to sprout from the root crown or from dormant buds located under the bark of the bole and branches are adaptations that allow redwood to survive cool to hot fires [16]. POSTFIRE REGENERATION STRATEGY : Tree with adventitious-bud root crown/root sucker Ground residual colonizer (on-site, initial community) Crown residual colonizer (on-site, initial community) Secondary colonizer - on-site seed Secondary colonizer - off-site seed

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