This is an evergreen tree, with logdepole pines in the image to the left and in the center. Other trees are also in this image: aspen in the left middle ground behind lodgepole pines; and spruce in the right of this image. Lodgepole pines, by some estimates, comprise close to 75% of Grand Teton National Park. These trees may grow to 130-160 feet in height. It is also referred to as a shore pine, or twisted pine.
This tree is a fire dependent species. It requires wildfires in order to maintain varying stages of growth. Lodgepole pines are commonly found on the valley floor in Grand Teton National Park and throughout the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest and coastal regions.
"Reflections at Schwabacher's Landing"
Lat: 43.71, Long: -110.68
Spotted on Oct 5, 2011
Submitted on Feb 13, 2014