lodgepole pine

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 In the early aughts, aided by worsening climate change, lodgepole pine forests were devastated by invasive bark beetles and massive wildfires. Lauren Markham, Wired, 9 Oct. 2021 The pines near Yakutat arrived there more than 5,000 years earlier than the now-ubiquitous hemlock, and more than 7,000 years earlier than lodgepole pine in the Yukon Territory at the same latitude but a few hundred miles to the east. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Aug. 2021 Colter Bay campground is nestled in a forest of lodgepole pine near the shores of Jackson Lake, offering stunning views of the Teton range reflected in the cold, clear waters. Joshua Gunter, cleveland, 4 Aug. 2021 The Bootleg Fire is churning through forests of ponderosa and lodgepole pine wracked by drought this year followed by a long-running heat wave that has left much of the high-desert ecosystem parched and primed to burn, the Oregonian reported. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 16 July 2021 The wildfire is churning through forests of conifer and lodgepole pine wracked by drought this year followed by a long-running heat wave that has left much of the high-desert ecosystem parched and primed to burn. oregonlive, 15 July 2021 So constant was Indigenous burning in the northern Rockies that a variety of lodgepole pine evolved to have cones with scales glued shut by a sticky goo. Kiliii Yüyan, History & Culture, 17 Dec. 2020 Her research — and the coming murals — is focused on Yellowstone’s lodgepole pine forests, which are projected to burn more frequently, leaving vistas more open and meadow-filled. Mike Koshmrl, chicagotribune.com, 26 Oct. 2020 The couple did splurge on the ceiling, which is clad in lodgepole pine. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of lodgepole pine

1859, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 2021

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“Lodgepole pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lodgepole%20pine. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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