The principal trees of the meadow area are the alpine fir, the alpine hemlock, and the Alaska cedar.
Arizona Cork Fir (Abies arizonica) very closely resembles forms of the alpine fir, and may not be a separate species.
alpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) is so called because it thrives on high mountains and in the far North.
Sudworth was unable to distinguish its foliage and cones from those of alpine fir, but the bark is softer.
Mountain hemlock and alpine fir succeed the trees of the lower slope.
Other species are the alpine fir, Douglas spruce, limber pine, and Western yellow pine.
The alpine fir occurs in unmixed stands, but is often associated with the mountain hemlock.
The forest was made up almost entirely of Engelmann and Douglas spruces, alpine fir, and flexilis pine.
The trees are mountain hemlock, alpine fir, Engelmann spruce, and white-bark pine.
alpine fir grows from the base of the mountains to timber line; at high altitudes it is dwarfed and sprawling.