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Lodgepole Pine
Catalogue A# 2018-004  DG10
GPS 45D 43' 56" N / 108D 37' 22" W

Pinus contorta

Family: Pinaceae

Common name: Lodgepole Pine

Origin: North America-Western U.S.

Location: West of Bison exhibit entrance

Number in accession: 3

Note: Arboretum dedication trees, Non-native to Yellowstone County, interpretive sign along pathway

Other specimens located along Lynx Pathway

​This 6 inch Lodgepole pine provides overall benefits of: $31 every year. 

Lodgepole Pine

Small, slender tree to 35 m with whorled horizontal branches forming a conical crown. Bark thin, scaly, brown or gray. Leaves yellow-green, 4–8 cm long, 2 per fascicle. Seed cones ovoid but asymmetrical, 2–6 cm long. Scales tongue-shaped with a spine tip. Seeds with a conspicuous wing. Our plants are variety latifolia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present

Range Comments
In MT across western two-thirds of the state, east to Phillips and Big Horn counties; AK to CA, UT, CO, and SD

CRITIQUE

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. It is common near the ocean shore and in dry montane forests to the subalpine, but is rare in lowland rain forests.

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Lodgepole Pine-Density

State of Montana

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