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Carkeek Park (Google, OSM)
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for context, see Daily Account on 4/8 for Carkeek Park. i saw this tree coming out of a grassy area and walking towards the beginning of the trail i had started. because i can see that each of the needles are bundled in pairs of two, i identified the tree as a lodgepole pine, but there are other aspects i am uncertain about and so would love other opinions. for instance, i'm not sure if these needles count as being contorted/twisted, as expected. also, i did not see any female cones, and the male cones don't seem to be as abundantly bunched together as i see in other pictures for lodgepole pines.

Apr. 13, 2012 00:45:50 -0700
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Lodgepole Pine - Photo (c) Endre Hansen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
akumar's ID: Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)
Posted by akumar over 2 years ago (Flag)
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This might be P. contorta, but the cones, visible in the canopy of the tree, look too long and recurved.

However, I'm more interested in your observation that you saw this tree "coming out of a grassy area and walking towards the beginning of the trail." I'm unaware of lodgepole pines being able to walk. Perhaps this is really an ent.

Posted by richard_olmstead over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Lodgepole Pine - Photo (c) Endre Hansen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
akumar's ID: Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)
akumar would like some help identifying this

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