Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lodgepole Pine/Le pin tordu

This lodgepole pine grows on a mountainside in Banff National Park on the Sarbach Lookout Trail.  The lodgepole pines you see in this area are some of the oldest and tallest you will see in the Rockies.  The last burn here was in 1640.  The lodgepole pine is the provincial tree of Alberta.