Lodgepole Pine


(Pinus contorta)

lodgepole pine candles
Lodgepole Pine candles
lodgepole pine cones
Lodgepole Pine cones
lodgepole pine open habit
Lodgepole Pine in the open
lodgepole pine shape
Lodgepole Pine shape
lodgepole pine young
Lodgepole Pine young
Lodgepole Pine is common from shores to inland Mountain slopes in western North America. A few different subspecies exist depending on the habitat, (P. latifolia) being the most common for timber. The tree is tall and narrow in shape within the forest, or more widespread in open areas. With a relatively fast growth rate, it can establish open sites with unfavorable conditions and poor soil. Needles are generally bushy with sharp-tipped cones.