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.
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