(2004) avaliaram resistencia e rigidez em pecas de madeira rolica das especies Abies lasiocarpa
e Pinus contorta, com comprimento medio de 4,9 m e diametro de aproximadamente 23 cm.
New species come at every turn; Pacific yew, western white pine, Englemann spruce and the common, but out of place, tree that first gave this basin botanical significance 40 years ago when it was discovered here --subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa
Mixedspecies forests of Douglas-fir (Psuedotsuga menziesii), aspen (Populus tremuloides), southwestern white pine, corkbark fir (Abies lasiocarpa
Subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa
(Hook.) Nutt.) is the fir species in the spruce-pine-fir (SPF) group harvested in British Columbia and Western Alberta.
Forests composed primarily of Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii Parry ex Engelm.) and subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa
(Hook.) Nutt.) are extensive in the subalpine zone of the mountains of western North America and many studies have examined their dynamics (e.g., Oosting and Reed, 1952; Whipple and Dix, 1979; Veblen, 1986a; Aplet et al., 1988; Veblen et al., 1994).
Good choices include Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens 'Glauca'), alpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa
), Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), and white fir (Abies concolor).
Pinus ponderosa characterizes forests at lower elevations, and Abies lasiocarpa
those at higher elevations.
This paper describes an evaluation of some basic properties of subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa
, (Hook.) Nutt.).
The magnetism of the king Abies lasiocarpa
should not surprise those familiar with this species.
In Gunnison County, Colorado, aspen occurs at elevations between 2600 m and 3400 m (Langenheim, 1962) where it may grow in mixed stands with subalpine conifers, commonly Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii) and subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa
), or as relatively pure aspen forests.