A mile and a half later, after passing Teresa Lake and following the rising trail through a stand of limber pine
, we finally found ourselves just below the tree line among some of the oldest living things on the planet--dozens of ancient bristlecone pines growing amid the quartzite boulders and glacial debris beneath Wheeler Peak.
Caption: A limber pine
seedling growing in the Rocky Mountains in Glacier National Park.
The center gathers seeds from five native white pine species - western white pine, sugar pine, whitebark pine, limber pine
and bristlecone pine.
Transects (n = 83) ranged in length 750-3,539 m (mean = 2,883 [+ or -] 147 m) and were stratified by dominant vegetation type, either ponderosa pine or mixed conifer (includes Douglas-fir [Pseudotsuga menziesii], white fir [Abies concolor], blue spruce [Picea pungens], limber pine
[Pinus flexilis], Engelmann spruce [Picea engelmannii], A.
For instance, we predicted feeding sites will have Mule Deer forage species such as Creeping Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis) and Chokecherry (Prunus virginianus), whereas bedding areas will contain other trees and shrubs such as Limber Pine
(Pinus flexibilis) or Canada Buffaloberry (Shepherdia canadensis), which are not as important as forage species.
(Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid').
The book's title, Limber, alludes to the limber pine
that grows in harsh places and bends to the elements.
Outbreaks of the insect, previously called the Black Hills beetle or Rocky Mountain pine beetle, can result in losses of millions of trees, particularly ponderosa, lodgepole, scotch and limber pine
. During early stages of an outbreak, attacks are limited largely to trees under stress from injury, poor site conditions, fire damage, overcrowding, root disease or old age.
Washington, July 19 (ANI): A professor from Montana State University is searching for ways to use thread-like fungi, which grows in soils at high elevations, for restoring whitebark and limber pine
forests in Canada.
Small limber pine
(Pinus flexilis), Amur maple (Acer ginnala), Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) and `Muckle' plum (Prunus x nigrella `Muckle') trees rise from between the rocks.
Adaptations for seed dispersal and the compromises due to seed predation in limber pine
. Ecology 65:632-642.