Pinus contorta

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Pinus contorta, with the common names lodgepole pine and shore pine, and also known as twisted pine, and contorta pine, is a common tree in western North America.wikipedia
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Montane ecosystems

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It is common near the ocean shore and in dry montane forests to the subalpine, but is rare in lowland rain forests.
For example, in the Sierra Nevada of California, the montane forest has dense stands of lodgepole pine and red fir, while the Sierra Nevada subalpine zone contains sparse stands of whitebark pine.

California

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Pinus contorta subsp. contorta: shore pine; Pacific Coast, southern Alaska to northwest California.
The high elevations of the Canadian zone allow the Jeffrey pine, red fir, and lodgepole pine to thrive.

Aspen parkland

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Pinus contorta subsp. latifolia: lodgepole pine; Rocky Mountains, Colorado to Yukon and Saskatchewan; aspen parkland and boreal forests.
Pines, mostly jack pine and lodgepole pine will often grow in areas that have sandy soil conditions.

British Columbia

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The formation of twin trees is common in some populations in British Columbia.
Common types of trees present in BC's forests include Western Redcedar, Yellow-cedar, Rocky Mountain juniper, Lodgepole pine, Ponderosa or yellow pine, Whitebark pine, Limber pine, Western white pine, Western larch, Tamarack, Alpine larch, White spruce, Engelmann spruce, Sitka spruce, Black spruce, Grand fir, Amabilis fir, Subalpine fir, Western hemlock, Mountain hemlock, Douglas-fir, Western yew, Pacific dogwood, Bigleaf maple, Douglas maple, Vine maple, Arbutus, Black hawthorn, Cascara, Garry oak, Pacific crab apple, Choke cherry, Pin cherry, Bitter cherry, Red alder, Mountain alder, Paper birch, Water birch, Black cottonwood, Balsam poplar, Trembling aspen.

Rocky Mountains

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Pinus contorta subsp. latifolia: lodgepole pine; Rocky Mountains, Colorado to Yukon and Saskatchewan; aspen parkland and boreal forests.
In more northern, colder, or wetter areas, zones are defined by Douglas firs, Cascadian species (such as western hemlock), lodgepole pines/quaking aspens, or firs mixed with spruce.

Alberta

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In Alberta above 2000 m, 1 to 5 needles occur per short shoot.
Conifers include jack pine, Rocky Mountain pine, lodgepole pine, both white and black spruce, and the deciduous conifer tamarack.

Mountain pine beetle

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The variation in their serotiny has been correlated with wildfires and mountain pine beetle attacks.
Mountain pine beetles inhabit ponderosa, whitebark, lodgepole, Scots, jack pine, and limber pine trees.

Sierra Nevada (U.S.)

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Pinus contorta subsp. murrayana: tamarack pine, or Sierra lodgepole pine; Cascade Range from Washington into northern California; the Sierra Nevada, the Transverse Ranges of southern California (including the San Bernardino Mountains, the Peninsular Ranges into northern Baja California, and the Spring Mountains of southern Nevada).
The upper montane forest (indicator species: Lodgepole pine, Red fir) 7000 – west side, 9000 – east side.

Jack pine

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latifolia will hybridise with the closely related jack pine (Pinus banksiana).
In the far west of its range, Pinus banksiana hybridizes readily with the closely related lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta).

Pinophyta

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Like all pines (member species of the genus Pinus), it is an evergreen conifer.
A number of conifers originally introduced for forestry have become invasive species in parts of New Zealand, including radiata pine (Pinus radiata), lodgepole pine (P. contorta), Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga mensiezii) and European larch (Larix decidua).

Krummholz

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The shrub form is krummholz and is approximately 1 to 3 m high.
Common trees showing krumholtz formation include European spruce, mountain pine, balsam fir, red spruce, black spruce, subalpine fir, subalpine larch, Engelmann spruce, whitebark pine, limber pine, and lodgepole pine.

Fire ecology

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Excessive wildfire prevention disrupts the fire ecology.
The cones of the Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) are, conversely, pyriscent: they are sealed with a resin that a fire melts away, releasing the seeds.

Peninsular Ranges

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Pinus contorta subsp. murrayana: tamarack pine, or Sierra lodgepole pine; Cascade Range from Washington into northern California; the Sierra Nevada, the Transverse Ranges of southern California (including the San Bernardino Mountains, the Peninsular Ranges into northern Baja California, and the Spring Mountains of southern Nevada).
These isolated forests, predominantly Tamarack Pine (Pinus contorta subsp. murrayana), Sugar Pine (Pinus lambertiana), Parry Pinyon (Pinus quadrifolia), White Fir (Abies concolor), California Incense Cedar (Calocedrus decurrens), and junipers.

Pine

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Like all pines (member species of the genus Pinus), it is an evergreen conifer.
Pines grow well in acid soils, some also on calcareous soils; most require good soil drainage, preferring sandy soils, but a few (e.g. lodgepole pine) can tolerate poorly drained wet soils.

Taiga

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Pinus contorta subsp. latifolia: lodgepole pine; Rocky Mountains, Colorado to Yukon and Saskatchewan; aspen parkland and boreal forests.
Seven of the ten most common trees in the boreal forest—jack pine, lodgepole pine, aspen, balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera), paper birch, tamarack, black spruce—can be classed as pioneers in their adaptations for rapid invasion of open areas.

Suillus tomentosus

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Suillus tomentosus, a fungus, produces specialized structures called tuberculate ectomycorrhizae with the roots of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var.
The species can commonly be found under lodgepole pines or other two-needle pines.

List of Canadian provincial and territorial symbols

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Lodgepole pine is the Provincial tree of Alberta, Canada.

Serotiny

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The variation in their serotiny has been correlated with wildfires and mountain pine beetle attacks. latifolia, have serotinous cones.
For example, North American populations of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) can vary from being highly serotinous to having no serotiny at all, opening annually to release seed.

Tipi

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Lodgepole pine is named for its common use as structural poles for the Native American tipi shelter.
Lodgepole pine is the preferred wood in the Northern and Central Plains and red cedar in the Southern Plains.

Wilding conifer

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Pinus contorta is a serious invasive species of wilding conifer in New Zealand, along with several other western North American pine species.
Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta)

David Douglas (botanist)

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Other notable introductions include Sitka Spruce, Sugar Pine, Western White Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Monterey Pine, Grand Fir, Noble Fir and several other conifers that transformed the British landscape and timber industry, as well as numerous garden shrubs and herbs such as the Flowering currant, Salal, Lupin, Penstemon and California poppy.

Anacortes Community Forest Lands

The upper story is dominated by Pinaceae (Pine Family) including Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas-fir), Tsuga heterophylla (Western Hemlock), Pinus contorta (Shore Pine), and Abies grandis (Grand Fir), as well as Acer macrophyllum (Bigleaf Maple), Arbutus menziesii (Pacific Madrone), and Alnus rubra (Red Alder).

National Pest Plant Accord

It is listed on the National Pest Plant Accord and is prohibited from sale, commercial propagation, and distribution.

Tree

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Pinus contorta, with the common names lodgepole pine and shore pine, and also known as twisted pine, and contorta pine, is a common tree in western North America.

North America

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Pinus contorta, with the common names lodgepole pine and shore pine, and also known as twisted pine, and contorta pine, is a common tree in western North America.