Pinus contorta ssp. latifolia (Lodgepole Pine)

Pinus contorta, or Lodgepole Pine predominates on north facing slopes. It Typical Lodgepole. It has shallow roots and typically grows in dense communities. While our woods are too thick, contributing to disease and fuels overload, removing too many Limber Pines contributes to windfall.

Typical Lodgepole predominated forest.

Lodgepole tends to be tall and straight.

Lodgepole Pine has two needles per bundle.

 

These cones need fire to open.

 

Beetle hits on Lodgepole Pine.