A straight-trunked pine tree that grows in the mountains of western North America, widely grown for timber and traditionally used by some American Indians in the construction of lodges.
- Pinus contorta variety latifolia, family Pinaceae.
- Approximately one-third of the tract is timbered with ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, and Douglas fir; the rest is Camas prairie.
- Red Crossbills typically inhabit mature conifer forests, and the different types tend to specialize on preferred trees, including western hemlock, Ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, Sitka, and Engleman spruce.
- Fire releases cone seeds from species such as the Giant sequoia, lodgepole pine and Ponderosa pine and redistributes nutrients to the soil, benefiting new growth.
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Syllabification: lodge·pole pine
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