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USDA Forest Service profile of Umbellularia californica
California Bay Laurel Also Has Thin Bark and Sheds It

California Bay Laurel Is No Better for Fire Risk      web

doc-titleIndex of Species Information - Umbellularia californica
authorUSDA Forest Service
quoteThe thin bark of this tree [California bay laurel / Umbellularia californica] provides little protection against fire. ... California bay increases fuel loading by the continual shedding of its bark.
sourceUSDA Forest Service profile of California bay laurel

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