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

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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 So too, at varying frequencies, do lodgepole pines in Montana and Idaho, black spruce in Minnesota, and pitch pines in New Jersey. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, "What If Our Forests Don't Come Back?," 9 May 2018 Mature lodgepole pines have been broken by the blast, undermined and then washed away by the geyser's massive discharge. Drew Broach, NOLA.com, "World's tallest geyser erupts at Yellowstone for third time in six weeks: report," 28 Apr. 2018 Most of those other species — Sitka spruce, lodgepole pine, black cottonwood — originated in Alaska. Author: Henry Fountain, Alaska Dispatch News, "Vikings razed the forests. With help from Alaska trees, can Iceland regrow them?," 21 Oct. 2017 Jonsson and his volunteers then plant the appropriate species for the plot — birch, Sitka spruce, lodgepole pine, Russian larch or other species. Author: Henry Fountain, Alaska Dispatch News, "Vikings razed the forests. With help from Alaska trees, can Iceland regrow them?," 21 Oct. 2017 The work by the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project in central Oregon, where towns and subdivisions sit in a green ocean of Ponderosa and lodgepole pines, shows the potential of forest thinning. Washington Post, "Forest-thinning project saved homes but highlights obstacles," 16 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of lodgepole pine

1859, in the meaning defined above

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