Definition of lodgepole pine in 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.

    • ‘Subalpine forest has subalpine fir, Engelmann spruce, lodgepole pine, and mountain ash.’
    • ‘Among them were species like ponderosa and lodgepole pine, trees that proved so commercially valuable they contributed significantly to the building of the country.’
    • ‘Among the trees are Fremont cottonwood, lodgepole pine, narrowleaf willow, and quaking aspen.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Most of the cones produced by jack pine and lodgepole pine look like miniature hand grenades - and are just about as tough.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We are also leaving species that have survived fires in the past, including Douglas fir and to a lesser extent, lodgepole pine.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Passengers disembark as the train idles, stepping into air scented by Douglas fir and lodgepole pine.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Approximately one-third of the tract is timbered with ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, and Douglas fir; the rest is Camas prairie.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘While the chloroplast genome is inherited maternally in most seed plants, in lodgepole pine and in the pine family it exhibits paternal inheritance.’
    • ‘After uncountable seconds ticked slowly by, during which my feet became numb, Stan conceded that a lodgepole pine was probably the way to go.’


lodgepole pine

/ˌläjipōl ˈpīn/