subalpine fir


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Related to subalpine fir: Engelmann spruce
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Noun1.subalpine fir - medium-tall timber tree of the Rocky Mountains having a narrowly conic to columnar crownsubalpine fir - medium-tall timber tree of the Rocky Mountains having a narrowly conic to columnar crown
silver fir - any of various true firs having leaves white or silvery white beneath
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the sale is predominantly standing dead lodgepole pine with a component of engelmann spruce and subalpine fir.
Subalpine fir grows from Arizona's sky islands to arctic Alaska, but it is noticeably absent in much of California.
Korean fir (Abies koreana 'Horstmann's Silberlocke'); Dwarf Alberta spruce (Picea gktuca albertiana 'Conica'); Dwarf blue subalpine fir (Abies lasiocatpa 'Glauca Compacta').
Northeastern Oregon includes the Blue Mountains, which consist of Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis), Ponderosa Pine, Douglas-fir, Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa), Engelmann Spruce (Picea engelmannii), Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta), and Western Larch (Larix spp.
Finding a rest on a steep hillside with grass and subalpine fir is a challenge when you want to dial-in on a trophy mule deer buck.
Subalpine habitats vary less between western and eastern slopes and are dominated by Engelmann spruce (Picea englemannii) and subalpine fir (Abies bifolia), with limber pine (Pinus flexilis) occasionally present.
An Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmanii)--subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) association typically occurs at higher elevations with an understory primarily of mosses and dwarf huckleberry (Vaccinium scoparium); Englemann spruce and subalpine fir also grow within sheltered ravines and along stream corridors at lower elevations.
At 2,750 meters, about the altitude of major ski resorts like Jackson Hole (Wyoming), Aspen (Colorado), and Banff's Lake Louise (Alberta), the landscape transitions to subalpine forest, where typically a mix of Engleman spruce and subalpine fir provides habitat for species such as the yellow-bellied marmot and the snowshoe hare.
In contrast, the thin bark of other species such as lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta), Englemann spruce (Picea sitchensis), and subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) suggest these species evolved under less frequent stand-replacing crown fires, indicating dense stands between fires may have been common in the past.
A forest dominated by mountain hemlock and subalpine fir covers most areas between 1000 m and 1700 m asl (Brooke et al.
The five of us thunder down the hillside, pushing through the tangle of rain-soaked subalpine fir, menziesia, and young larch, skidding over roots and rocks with antenna held high.