Plant Response to Fire
Gowen cypress trees release large quantities of seed after fire .
Both subspecies produce dense thickets after fire . The Huckleberry
Hill grove of Gowen cypress (Cupressus goveniana ssp. goveniana) in
Monterey County was reduced from over 100 acres (40 ha) to only a few
hectares by a 1901 fire. By 1948, the grove had almost returned to its
prefire size .
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