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Pinus contorta var. latifolia

Pinus contorta var. latifolia

Fortunately, a nearby forest fire didn't threaten UBC Botanical Garden last night and today. Had we had winds from the typical northwest direction overnight, the situation might have been different (more discussion on the fire).

Today's photograph is instead from Jasper National Park, in a forested area of lodgepole pines that had burned only a couple years ago. I assume this landscape will eventually look similar to this photograph of a lodgepole pine stand 10 years post-burn in Yellowstone National Park.

The USDA's Fire Effects Information System database has an extensive set of information on the fire-adapted Pinus contorta var. latifolia.

5 Comments

thankfully the gardens and yourself are safe

do trees self ignite? i live in the usa the texas fires are terrible

Are these the pines that require fire to germinate their seeds?

Rebirth is always beautiful.

Whew! I hope you got some rest. That's a great photo of lodgepole pine regeneration.

My sister and I drove through Yellowstone, and I had to do the driving, a few years after the fire... She was crying too hard. I think a trip now would make her feel a little better.

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