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Limber Pine

Pinus flexilis


Beautifully awesome and ancient.


San Bernardino National Forest. Near a mountain summit....sort of.

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MayraSpringmann 8 years ago


joanbstanley 8 years ago

Awesome tree. Thank you for adding it to Bark's Stories.


AngelChandler 9 years ago

Ah! I guess that's what makes it so 'limber'. :) I never considered how phototropism might influence growth. Thanks for the info! Like you, I guess we all get a bit twisted with age. ;)

MartinL 9 years ago

Imagine as the sun passes along the sky, each leaf positions itself to face the sun. Sunflowers rotate to follow the sun. Branches may too. If the tree has not returned to original position, it is pushed further around each day and older trees may have more twisting in their trunks by this process. I get twisted with age too.

AngelChandler 9 years ago

I wonder what caused it to grow all twisted like that?

c.livin 9 years ago

thank you, thank you

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

very attractive,indeed ! - would love a little bit of warmth from your photo right now !! thanks for sharing..

c.livin 9 years ago

Map coordinates are an estimate.....I didn't zoom into map completely.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Really nice spotting. Perhaps you could add the wiki link for people who want to quickly find out more about it:

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Hi cm.livingston.9, welcome to Project Noah. This looks like a very old tree; please make sure that your map co-ordinates for it are not too accurate to keep it safe. Thanks.

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San Bernardino, California, USA

Spotted on Jun 29, 2007
Submitted on Jun 29, 2012

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