whitebark pine south of Fleming Mountain which rarely has cones at its base because Clark's nuthatches love to take the cones apart for the nuts
whitebark pine near Disappointment Lake
whitebark pine south of Dale Lake; no cones beneath tree; compare with lodgepole pine on left
Branch with cones growing low to ground; S of Lassen Pk.
S of Lassen Pk.
Pinus albicaulis, with many common names including whitebark pine, white pine, pitch pine, scrub pine, and creeping pine, occurs in the mountains of the Western United States and Canada, specifically the subalpine areas of the Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, the Pacific Coast Ranges, and the Rocky Mountains from Wyoming through the Continental Ranges. It shares the common name creeping pine with several other "creeping pine" plants.