tree line


Definition of tree line

Examples of tree line in a Sentence

The hikers had reached the tree line by noon.

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Palmer Snowfield offers summer skiing above the tree line, although much of the hill is reserved for summer racing camps; mountain biking and hiking. Gerry Frank, oregonlive, "Head to Mount Hood any time of year: Gerry Frank’s picks," 15 Sep. 2019 There, warming is occurring two to three times faster than the global average, and the tree line is predicted to drift north as temperatures rise. M. R. O’connor, The New Yorker, "A Day in the Life of a Tree," 27 Aug. 2019 Later, at Letitia, Colombia, where that nation intersects with Peru and Brazil and 2,000 miles further upstream, the other bank was only a tree line, seven miles away. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Global economics play out in Brazil," 1 Sep. 2019 Two to three liters of water is a good amount to have, as hiking above tree line means 14,000-foot sunshine can zap you of hydration fast. Antonio Olivero, The Know, "A quick guide to hiking Colorado’s tallest 14er: Mount Elbert," 29 Aug. 2019 Marquette photographer Shawn Malone recommends viewing from the Headlands International Dark Sky Park near Mackinac City, or from a spot up north where tree lines and hills don't block your view. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Look up! Northern lights could be visible throughout Michigan this weekend," 29 Aug. 2019 One man even strung a balloon 55 feet above the tree line to make his point. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Residents pushed back when they heard the building heights on these seven blocks in Wauwatosa could increase," 31 July 2019 Going remote and above the tree line for asanas in the Puerto Rican jungle? Corina Quinn, Condé Nast Traveler, "Wellness Cruises Are Taking Over the Waters," 27 June 2019 Another photo on the blog depicts Troconis’ daughter, now 10, in full flight on skis, the tree line a blur in the background. Josh Kovner,, "Michelle Troconis, jet-setting businesswoman, lived openly with Fotis Dulos as he defied court orders in divorce with missing wife Jennifer," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of tree line

1893, in the meaning defined above

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