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  Pinus contorta var. latifolia: FIRE ECOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine has short needles and does not produce a highly combustible litter layer [34,38], and changes in fuel loading over time are affected by decomposition of material killed but not consumed by the previous fire, the fall and decay of snags, stand development, and the effects of insects and diseases [118,275,301].
Lodgepole pine dwarf-mistletoe reduces tree vigor and may increase mortality, while the type of fire affects the potential for lodgepole pine dwarf-mistletoe infection [79,80,215].
Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine in a mixed-severity fire regime generally experiences fire every 25 to 75 years, while fires at longer intervals (100 to 300 years) and patchy burn pattern are typical of Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine in a stand-replacement fire regime [34,35,38].
www.fs.fed.us /database/feis/plants/tree/pinconl/fire_ecology.html   (3944 words)

 Working in The Woods: Why Does Lodgepole Pine Grow Here
Lodgepole pine is a species which grows throughout the west, as far north as the Yukon and south to Baja California.
Lodgepole pine is moderately shade tolerant and can establish in the understory of mixed-conifer stands, although only individuals which receive full sunlight will attain maximum vigor.
Sierra lodgepole pine typically grows to a height of 90 to 100 feet and an average diameter of 16 inches or greater.
www.cnr.berkeley.edu /departments/espm/extension/LODGEPOL.HTM   (1537 words)

 Lodgepole pine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Older lodgepole pine trees are susceptible to mountain pine beetle.
Lodgepole pine is also susceptible to mistletoe, rusts, and root rot.
Lodgepole pine is a highly adaptable tree that can grow in all sorts of environments, from waterlogged bogs to dry sandy soils.
home.centurytel.net /sha/LodgepolePine.htm   (244 words)

 Trees of Idaho Forest: Lodgepole Pine
Fire, mountain pine beetle, and dwarf mistletoe are three important disturbance agents which greatly affect growth and development of lodgepole pine forests.
The occurrence and spread of dwarf mistletoe in lodgepole pine was limited in the past in some areas by large stand replacement fires.
The bark of the lodgepole pine ranges from fl to straw-colored, and is scaly in texture.
www.idahoforests.org /lodgpole.htm   (611 words)

 Tree Book - Lodgepole pine
Lodgepole pine is a highly adaptable tree that can grow in all sorts of environments, from water-logged bogs to dry sandy soils.
Lodgepole pine is one of the first trees to invade after a wildfire.
Lodgepole pine can occur as the only tree in dense, very slow-growing groups of trees (so-called "dog-hair" stands).
www.for.gov.bc.ca /hfd/library/documents/treebook/lodgepolepine.htm   (418 words)

 Lodgepole Pine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Lodgepole pine is known for its long, slender trunk and high, thin crown.
Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine produces serotinous cones which do not open at maturity because they are sealed shut by a resinous bond between the cone scales.
Lodgepole pine grows on a wide variety soils but grows best on moist, medium-textured soils derived from granitic, shale, or coarse-grained lava parent materials.
extension.usu.edu /rangeplants/Woody/lodgepolepine.htm   (528 words)

The paired needles are 3—7 cm long, somewhat twisted in lodgepole pine and stiffer and shorter in shore pine.
The lodgepole pine is a wide ranging species, and can be found in both coastal bogs and shallow sub-alpine soils.
Lodgepole pine depends on forest fires to propagate; the heat liquifies the resin that glues together the seed cone scales, allowing them to open and release their seeds.
www.naturewatch.ca /english/plantwatch/species_details.asp?species=16   (186 words)

 Section 13: Lodgepole Pine
The presence of lodgepole pine on severe sites and the often thick carpets of seedlings along roadsides and in clearings under powerlines has led many foresters to believe that natural regeneration of lodgepole pine can be obtained easily everywhere.
Lodgepole pine produced 5 crops of 200,000 or more sound seeds per acre in a stand in the Winema National Forest, and 6 crops of 200,000 or more sound seeds per acre in the Pringle Falls Experimental Forest during the 11-year period from 1959 through 1969, inclusive.
Lodgepole pine seedlings grow slower under shelter than in the open but will respond quickly to release and may be undamaged by logging if less than three feet tall.
www.cof.orst.edu /cof/teach/for442/cnotes/sec13/lodge.htm   (1172 words)

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It is the most damaging disease agent in lodgepole pine, causing severe growth loss and increased tree mortality.
In Canada, the principal hosts are lodgepole pine in British Columbia and Alberta and jack pine from Alberta to Ontario.
Where lodgepole pines are of high value, as in recreational areas and homesites, infected branches may be pruned to save lightly infected trees.
nrs.wsu.edu /forestHealth/pathogen.asp?pathogenID=41   (1810 words)

 Lodgepole Pine Forest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Lodgepole Pine forests are distinguished at a distance by the yellow - green color foliage and their wide, gently rounded upper tree crowns.
Lodgepole pine ecosystems are commonly found between 8,500 to 10,000 feet in the montane and subalpine life zones.
Lodgepole pine have been used for mining timbers, rough construction, fences and rail road ties.
www.uwsp.edu /geo/projects/virtdept/ipvft/lodgep.html   (330 words)

 Crater Lake NP: Lodgepole Pine: History and Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
At the elevations encountered in the Park mountain pine beetle populations are food-limited.
Lodgepole pine is easily killed by fire, as it has thin bark even when old.
Many of these stands were converted from fir-hemlock to lodgepole by fires caused by white man and a return to primeval conditions requires some area of lodgepole forest be allowed to revert to fir-hemlock.
www.nps.gov /crla/lodgepole/lodgepole5.htm   (1531 words)

 Discover Life - Pinaceae: Pinus contorta Douglas ex Loudon - Lodgepole pine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Lodgepole pine is a minor seral species in warm, moist habitats and a dominant seral species in cool dry habitats.
The ability of lodgepole pine to regenerate at the expense of other species is due not only to cone serotiny but also to seed viability, germinative energy, early rapid growth, and ability to survive a wide variety of microsite and soil situations (39).
Lodgepole pine is not only an important timber species but is also a major tree cover in many scenic and recreational areas and on critical watersheds.
pick4.pick.uga.edu /mp/20q?search=Pinus+contorta   (8667 words)

 Pine Beetle
Lodgepole pine, ponderosa pine, western white pine, and sugar pine.
Over stocked pine stands over 60 years old, with a breast height diameter (dbh) between 6"-26" for lodgepole and 6"-40" for ponderosa pine are susceptible to MPB attack.
Pines are protected only if the spray is a applied before beetle flight in July.
www.treeservice.com /pinebee.htm   (535 words)

 Lodgepole Pine, Trees & Shrubs- Tourism and Parks, ITI, GNWT, Canada
The lodgepole pine is a tall, slender evergreen with a straight trunk.
Like the jack pine, the cones of the lodgepole are "serotinous", and they require the heat of a forest fire to break the resin seal on the scales to release the seeds.
Lodgepole pine stands provide good habitat for spruce grouse, while its seeds are eaten by red squirrels, and its bark by porcupines.
www.iti.gov.nt.ca /parks/education/p_t/trees_shrubs_page9.htm   (163 words)

 WWPA - Ponderosa Pine.
Ponderosa Pine (pinus ponderosa) is one of the Western pine species that includes Idaho White Pine (pinus monticola), Sugar Pine (pinus lambertiana) and Lodgepole Pine (pinus contorta).
The Western pines are distinct from the Southern Yellow pines which are denser and pitchier, with widely different characteristics and uses.
Honey-toned Ponderosa Pine is a natural accompaniment to the country look, while simply-styled bleached pine is appearing with increasing frequency in contemporary furnishings.
www.wwpa.org /ppine.htm   (2132 words)

 Lodgepole Pine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta) is a common tree in western North America.
Lodgepole Pine is the Provincial tree of Alberta, Canada.
Lodgepole Pine will hybridise with the closely related Jack Pine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lodgepole_Pine   (261 words)

 Lodgepole pine ecotones in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA - Pinus contorta Ecology - Find Articles
Our primary objectives were to: (1) quantify the relationships of tree species composition and basal area to environmental factors across current lodgepole pine ecotones; and (2) develop empirical models describing the environmental limits of lodgepole pine and neighboring forest tree species.
Common tree species (generally from low to high elevations) are: ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta), aspen (Populus tremuloides), blue spruce (Picea pungens), Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii), subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa), and limber pine (Pinusflexilis).
We then created a 200-m strip along all the areas where, for example, lodgepole pine was adjacent to another forest type.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2120/is_n2_v78/ai_19409340   (901 words)

 eNature: FieldGuides: Species Detail
Discussion Lodgepole Pine is one of the most widely distributed New World pines and the only conifer native in both Alaska and Mexico.
Lodgepole Pine or Rocky Mountain Lodgepole Pine (var.
This variety is also able to reproduce without fire, and in some areas most of the trees release their seeds without the heat of fire.
www.enature.com /fieldguides/detail.asp?recnum=TS0036   (348 words)

 Canwood Furniture Inc - Product Features - The WOOD
It must be LODGEPOLE PINE, a hardy slow-growth variety of the pine species which is plentiful in the interior of British Columbia.
Lodgepole Pine is characterized by its attractive light colour, small tight knots and ultra fine grain.
Pine cones laden with seed drop to the forest floor year after year.
www.canwood.com /feature.html   (318 words)

 Lodgepole Pine
Lodgepole Pine is susceptible to mountain pine beetle attacks, mistletoe, rusts and root rot
Lodgepole Pine is found throughout most of the province
Lodgepole Pine is a soft wood but excellent for a variety of uses
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/wilderness/forest/lodgepole.htm   (223 words)

 pine genus description   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In general, pines are easy to distinguish from other needle-leaved trees because of their long, narrow needles bound in bundles; large, woody cones with tough scales; and distinctive "whorls" of branches that make their trunks easy to climb.
In general, pine trees like a lot of light, so pine forests are open and sunlight spills through to the forest floor.
Four pines (lodgepole, sugar, ponderosa, and western white) were named by Scottish botanist David Douglas.
oregonstate.edu /trees/con/pinegen.html   (269 words)

 Nearctica - Native Conifers of North America - Pinus contorta
Identifying Characters: Lodgepole Pine may be identified by its western distribution, the needles in bundles of 2, and the shortness of its needles (1.25 to 2.75 inches).
Forests dominated by lodgepole pine cover some 6 million ha (15 million acres) in the Western United States and some 20 million ha (50 million acres) in Canada.
Habitat: Lodgepole Pine is found in high mountains on well drained soils, often in pure stands.
www.nearctica.com /trees/conifer/pinus/Pcontor.htm   (317 words)

 Stop 1 Lodgepole Pine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The lodgepole pine forest is a successional forest that was heavily logged during the past century.
Lodgepole pine surround the cabin in the foreground.
Venture into the Lodgepole pine to check it out in more detail, then describe the difference in understory characteristics of lodgepole pine and aspen forests in your journal.
www.uwsp.edu /geo/projects/virtdept/ipvft/stop1.html   (121 words)

 California’s lodgepole plant community
Some of the areas of the Lodgepole Pine Forest plant community have almost no understory (where the trees were very dense), and when they were clear cut, there isn't much there years later.
The Lodgepole Pine Forest plant community has been clearcut in many areas, leaving a few trees here and there, and allowing other species of trees like Jeffrey Pine (Pinus jeffreyi), Western White Pine (Pinus monticola), Firs (Abies spp.) and sometimes Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana), to gain a foot hold.
Areas where Lodgepole Pines have been left alone are dense, hard- to- walk- through forest thickets of trees about the same size and age.
www.laspilitas.com /comhabit/California_Lodgepole_Forest.html   (414 words)

 Trees of Yosemite (1932, 1948), “Lodgepole Pine,” by Mary Curry Tresidder
The Lodgepole Pine is very commonly called the Tamarack on the Pacific Coast; the true Tamarack of the East is a larch, however, not a pine.
It is often a most untidy tree; the dead branches clasping the lower portion of the trunk, the bark stripped and hanging, and the lower limbs drooping mournfully toward the ground combine to give it a most desolate appearance.
Tall and well proportioned, the bark a glowing yellow-brown instead of the customary depressing, lifeless gray, they greet the morning sun, as it surmounts those sharp peaks of the Lyell group, with a freshness of color against the blue Sierra sky that is truly delightful.
www.yosemite.ca.us /library/trees_of_yosemite/lodgepole_pine.html   (639 words)

 Dataset Detail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The objective of the study was to evaluate whether pine populations at the range edge appear to be expanding in association with fire disturbance.
In three of the burns, we sampled all accessible pine stands; in burns where pine was more widespread, we selected stands to represent the range of observed pine regeneration densities.
The age of the pre-fire stand was determined from annual ring counts of 5-10 basal disks or tree cores (30 cm above the uppermost roots) obtained from a mixture of dead pine and spruce trees systematically sampled to represent the largest, and hence oldest, trees in the stand.
www.lter.uaf.edu /data_catalog_detail.cfm?dataset_id=187   (706 words)

 Lodgepole Furniture "Pine Bed"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Our craftsman are dedicated to creating a handcrafted piece of lodgepole furniture to last for generations to come.
It is simply a mtyh that lodgepole furniture limits its self to a rustic setting, such as vacation homes and cabins.
Checking is one of the characteristics of Cedar, Aspen and Pine logs and does not affect the structural performance of integrity of the wood.
timberlinefurniture.com /stanasbed.html   (478 words)

 USGS Spectroscopy Lab - Clark et. al. 2003 Spectral Library splib05a
Averaged spectral reflectance for a conifer forest dominated by lodgepole pine located on the Central Plateau (east of Gibbon Hill and south of Gibbon River) of Yellowstone National Park.
This forest of lodgepole pine was classified as growth stage LP by Despain (1990).
Young lodgepole pines are always present in the understories with whitebark pine also possibly occurring.
pubs.usgs.gov /of/2003/ofr-03-395/DESCRIPT/V/lodgepole-pine_ynp-lp.html   (194 words)

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