Pinus contorta ssp. latifolia (Lodgepole Pine)

Order Pinales, Family Pinaceae, Genus Pinus

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


Typical Lodgepole predominated forest.




Lodgepole Pine has two needles per bundle.

These femaile serotinous cones need fire to open.

Pollen-bearing male cones.