timber line


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line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudes

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The limiting characteristics of the ecotones greatly condition plant life, especially at the timber line, where the cold is so intense that only scattered trees manage to survive.
In any case, the timber line marks a very important biological frontier and for this reason has been the subject of many studies and much speculation seeking to relate its vegetation type and the greatest elevation at which scattered trees can grow.
In our application for The Timber Line, we described Unilec's long time involvement with the Allegheny Hardwoods Utilization Group (known affectionately as AHUG).
This was followed by a section headed by: "The Timber Line has the following objectives with respect to this project:"
The main trail climbs almost 1,900 feet through lodgepole pine and spruce, emerging above timber line and Georgia Pass at the Colorado Trail's first encounter with the Continental Divide.
Sitting above Redding's blowtorch heat, the area has temperatures that vary with elevation: an August day could be 90| at 1,070-foot Shasta Lake, 65| at timber line.
From here, miles of trail thread summitward along slopes blanketed with Jezo spruce, Sakhalin fir, and alpine flower fields to the rugged world above timber line (some snow year-round).
Colorado]s Rocky, Mountain National Park sees lightning almost every summer afternoon; a third of the park is above timber line.
High above timber line near the summit of Oregon's Mount Bachelor, a broad sweep of unbroken slope invites skiers to carve turn after turn down the dazzling white mountainside.
However, I've learned that scrape lines laid out on the edge of standing cornfields and timber lines are a different breed of scrapes.
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