lodgepole pine

noun
lodge·​pole pine | \ ˈläj-ˌpōl- How to pronounce lodgepole pine (audio) \

Definition of lodgepole pine

: any of several pines of western North America with needles in pairs and short ovoid usually asymmetric cones: such as
a : a small chiefly coastal pine (Pinus contorta var. contorta) with thick deeply furrowed bark and hard strong coarse-grained medium-light wood
b : a tall straight pine (P. contorta var. latifolia) with thin and little furrowed bark and soft weak fine-grained lightweight wood

Examples of lodgepole pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The couple did splurge on the ceiling, which is clad in lodgepole pine. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Accessory dwelling unit in Minneapolis is 'bonus family room' for young family," 2 Oct. 2020 In the Himalayan Garden, a lone lodgepole pine shades attractive Himalayan blue poppies, lilies and rhododendrons. Jeanine Barone, The Know, "9 lesser-known public gardens in Colorado that are worth a visit," 23 Feb. 2020 The trail continues to climb easily but steadily, through a lodgepole pine forest, with limited views. Danika Worthington, The Know, "5 waterfall hikes near Denver to re-energize yourself," 19 June 2020 During the state’s earliest days, a strange, deadly disease emerged from these dark lodgepole pine forests, striking down settlers with a black rash and raging infection. Megan Molteni, Wired, "Can a Database of Animal Viruses Help Predict the Next Pandemic?," 12 Feb. 2020 Traverse a lakeshore forest of lodgepole pine and subalpine fir, and scan the lower slopes of Altyn Peak near the Many Glacier Hotel for moose, grizzlies, and bighorn sheep. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, "The 25 Best Accessible Trails in America," 15 Jan. 2020 For instance, lodgepole pines, a staple tree of the Western United States, need the heat from wildfires to release their seeds. Kendra Pierre-louis, New York Times, "The Amazon, Siberia, Indonesia: A World of Fire," 29 Aug. 2019 Where to stay Old Faithful Inn: A stone’s throw from Old Faithful geyser, this landmark, lodgepole pine hotel exudes warmth and old-world charm. Niloufer Venkatraman, National Geographic, "6 can’t-miss stops in Yellowstone National Park," 13 June 2019 The lodgepole pine, for instance, begins producing viable seeds at 5 to 10 years old. Kristen Pope, Discover Magazine, "Wildfire Engulfed Yellowstone 30 Years Ago. Its Recovery Could Predict The Future of the West," 12 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of lodgepole pine

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Lodgepole pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodgepole%20pine. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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