lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta subsp. murrayana)

Native: High and mid-elevation areas in the Sierra Nevada, Cascade, and Rocky Mountains.

General Notes:

Pinus contorta subsp. murrayana in San Bernadino National Forest is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 116 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 245 inches and a crown spread of 50 feet.

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Conical
  • Foliage: Evergreen, Needle, Medium to Light Green
  • Height: 50 - 80 feet.
  • Width: 20 - 25 feet.
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring or Summer.
  • Fruit: Brown Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.
  • Bark: Dark Red-Brown, Furrowed or Scaly.
  • Shading Capacity: Moderately Dense in Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 1 - 7 and 14 - 17. USDA Hardiness 5 - 8.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Texas Root Rot and Verticillium.
  • Susceptible: Aphids, Beetle Borers and Leaf Miner, Oak Root Rot and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Strong.
  • Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
  • Health Hazard: Allergy
  • Attracts: Birds.

Source:

SelecTree. "Pinus contorta subsp. murrayana Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 2, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pinus-contorta-murrayana >

 lodgepole pine