lodgepole pine

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lodge·pole pine

Any of several varieties of a pine (Pinus contorta) of western North America with needles grouped in pairs, especially P. contorta var. latifolia, having light wood used in construction.
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lodge′pole pine′

1. a tall pine, Pinus contorta, of W North America, having one type of cone that opens and drops its seeds every second year and another, resin-covered cone that opens only when a fire burns off the resin.
2. the wood of this tree, used as timber.
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Noun1.lodgepole pine - shrubby two-needled pine of coastal northwestern United Stateslodgepole pine - shrubby two-needled pine of coastal northwestern United States; red to yellow-brown bark fissured into small squares
pine, pine tree, true pine - a coniferous tree
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In 2014, the Montana forest products industry converted 93.1 million board feet of lodgepole pine and 69.4 million board feet of ponderosa pine into lumber, house logs, pulpwood, posts and poles, log furniture and industrial fuelwood.
(2006) stated that this information "needs to be developed for post-mountain pine beetle lodgepole pine to predict what would occur in modern spruce-pine-fir lumber sawmills." Their broader underlying point is that the impact and response of the industry to MPB can be highly variable, site specific, and localized, depending on weather, climate, soil, industry practices, and technology, and can change over time.
This family-run business grows and sells specially selected, top-quality Christmas trees, from the traditional Norway Spruce to more unusual varieties such as the Noble Fir and Lodgepole Pine.
The prefire forest was dominated by mountain pine bark beetle-killed lodgepole pine with patches of quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides).
The common height for lodgepole pine is 70 feet with diameters of 24 to 30 inches, but trees can grow to 120 feet or more.
Also, widespread forest disturbance caused by logging and fires at the end of the 19th century created conditions that favored lodgepole pine, resulting in the establishment of stands dominated by this single species that have now reached a vulnerable stage throughout the West.
Mirov (1946) showed that lodgepole pine seeds kept in cold storage for over nine years still maintained high germination.
3 BUILD A POLE "FENCE" Lodgepole pine posts, their bases also anchored in concrete, are staggered to allow light through.
But if you really want to save money, go for a home-grown Scots pine or Lodgepole pine, likely to cost a tenner less than the same size Nordmann fir.