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lodgepole pine

[loj-pohl] /ˈlɒdʒˌpoʊl/
a tall, narrow, slow-growing coniferous tree, Pinus contorta, of western North America, having egg-shaped cones that remain closed for years.
the wood of this tree, used as timber.
Origin of lodgepole pine
1855-60, Americanism; lodge + pole1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The best areas for larch are those so thoroughly burned as to preclude the immediate heavy reproduction of lodgepole pine.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Railroads buy half a million lodgepole pine crossties yearly.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Along the Rockies the characteristic trees are Engelmann's spruce, bull pine, Douglas fir, and lodgepole pine.

    Wood and Forest William Noyes
  • The lodgepole pine has been called a fire tree, and the name is not inappropriate.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • It was a lodgepole pine sixty or seventy feet away and several feet lower than my stand, on the side of a moraine.

    Watched by Wild Animals Enos A. Mills
  • lodgepole pine is the most common tree, covering the floor of the valley and extending up the mountains to about 8,000 feet.

    Grand Teton [Wyoming] National Park United States Dept. of the Interior
  • Like paper birch and lodgepole pine, it follows forest fires where the ground is laid bare by the burning.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The short, heavily limbed trunk bears no resemblance to the tall and slender shaft of the lodgepole pine of the Rocky Mountains.

  • lodgepole pine has been shown to have a great value for telephone and telegraph poles when treated with preservatives.

    Our National Forests Richard H. Douai Boerker
  • On the rocky slopes there had once stood a dense thicket of lodgepole pine, slender and close, through which a trail had been cut.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter

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