In the story itself it is clear that, while it is true that the beetles are devastating lodgepole pine
forests in the North American West, the underlying cause is climate warming that creates conditions that allow the beetles to proliferate.
The mountain pine beetle has devastated vast stands of lodgepole pine
in the central Rockies from Steamboat in the north to Breckenridge to the south.
The aims of the present study are (i) to carry out the comparison of two pine species, Scots pine and lodgepole pine
growing in plantations established on calcareous spoils of oil shale opencasts, (ii) to estimate the suitability of lodgepole pine
Several regional types were present, and the introgression with lodgepole pine
in central Alberta could be discerned.
The lodgepole pine
, which makes up 77 percent of the forests in Yellowstone, produces two types of seed-carrying cones.
The MPB has been a threat to the lodgepole pines
in the past, but in 1996 we began to see significant damage," said Hawkins.
One thing that's been particularly devastating for lodgepole pines
is the trend away from hard freezes in the spring.
In the area around Grand Lake, which includes the western half of Rocky Mountain National Park, experts predict that they could lose 80 to 90 percent of their lodgepole pines
AMERICAN FORESTS will plant 90,000 lodgepole pine
seedlings there to offset the effects of a July 2003 wildfire that burned more than 700 acres.
The par-36 back nine, referred to as the Mountain Nine, weaves through lodgepole pines
and offers dramatic elevation drops.
define the void that is the Elizabeth Lake Basin below the juncture of the Cathedral Range and the Matthes Crest.
For this reason, forests across most of the plateau would develop into a nearly homogeneous spread of old lodgepole pines
or spruce-fir forests if left untouched for several hundred years.
Mountain hemlocks and lodgepole pines
have adapted to fire by becoming masters at reseeding.
Donald Culross Peattie, in his book A Natural History of Western Trees writes about lodgepole pines
Eventually, dwarf mistletoe plants steal enough water, minerals, and nutrients to kill the ponderosa and lodgepole pines
, Douglas-firs, western larches, and western hemlocks they attack.