Of or situated on the higher slopes of mountains just below the timberline.
- The Wonderland Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington: This 93-mile circumnavigation of the mountain traverses lowland forests and subalpine meadows.
- From there down to about 8,100 feet is a subalpine forest with subalpine fir, mountain ash, and other species.
- Weather at the study site was typical of that found below snowline in subalpine forests of southeastern Australia, where autumn and winter are characterized by frosty nights followed by cool to mild, sunny days.
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