Definition of lodgepole pine in US English:

lodgepole pine


  • A straight-trunked pine tree which grows in the mountains of western North America, widely grown for timber and traditionally used by some North American Indian peoples in the construction of lodges.

    Pinus contorta variety latifolia, family Pinaceae

    • ‘In Washington, they are typically found in lodgepole pine, mountain hemlock, subalpine fir, whitebark pine, and Engleman spruce.’
    • ‘The ugly plantations of sitka spruce and lodgepole pine that scarred the internationally famous peatlands of Caithness are being felled to restore the countryside to its former open glory.’
    • ‘Among the trees are Fremont cottonwood, lodgepole pine, narrowleaf willow, and quaking aspen.’
    • ‘Not only does the local lodgepole pine produce a poor brash mat because of the brittleness of its branches, it also makes for tough delimbing thanks to the branch density and the number of crooked and forked stems.’
    • ‘After uncountable seconds ticked slowly by, during which my feet became numb, Stan conceded that a lodgepole pine was probably the way to go.’
    • ‘While the chloroplast genome is inherited maternally in most seed plants, in lodgepole pine and in the pine family it exhibits paternal inheritance.’
    • ‘The site was designated a model working forest in 1985, and many areas were cleared and replanted with lodgepole pine and other conifers between 1986 and 1989.’
    • ‘In ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, and Sitka spruce, dimpling sometimes occurs as numerous small, conical indentations of the plane of the growth ring.’
    • ‘The same holds true for many of lodgepole pine's spruce and subalpine fir neighbors.’
    • ‘Subalpine forest has subalpine fir, Engelmann spruce, lodgepole pine, and mountain ash.’
    • ‘Passengers disembark as the train idles, stepping into air scented by Douglas fir and lodgepole pine.’
    • ‘We are also leaving species that have survived fires in the past, including Douglas fir and to a lesser extent, lodgepole pine.’
    • ‘Fire releases cone seeds from species such as the Giant sequoia, lodgepole pine and Ponderosa pine and redistributes nutrients to the soil, benefiting new growth.’
    • ‘Because of the fire's intensity and the effects it had on both the vegetation and soils, lodgepole pine's importance in stand recovery increased significantly under this scenario.’
    • ‘Most of the cones produced by jack pine and lodgepole pine look like miniature hand grenades - and are just about as tough.’
    • ‘This was reported in pure monoculture plantations of alder in Himalaya and in lodgepole pine in North America.’
    • ‘Forested slopes of lodgepole pine and subalpine fir give way to aspen-clad foothills and rolling sagebrush steppes that have the spongy look of muskeg, but two shades lighter.’
    • ‘Among them were species like ponderosa and lodgepole pine, trees that proved so commercially valuable they contributed significantly to the building of the country.’
    • ‘Approximately one-third of the tract is timbered with ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, and Douglas fir; the rest is Camas prairie.’
    • ‘Red Crossbills typically inhabit mature conifer forests, and the different types tend to specialize on preferred trees, including western hemlock, Ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, Sitka, and Engleman spruce.’


lodgepole pine

/ˌläjipōl ˈpīn/