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Krummholz

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Object Title: Krummholz

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Page By: tarol

Created/Edited: Sep 14, 2006 / Sep 14, 2006

Object ID: 226119

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Krummholz

Krummholz is German for "twisted wood" and is a growth form exhibited by trees at locations of great environmental stress, such as high elevations and high wind. At lower elevations, where more favorable conditions exist, the same species that form into krummholz grow upright. But up high they are smaller, twisted, and bent over. I love finding these gnarly old trees when hiking in high elevations. Please add your own photos here!

Images


Bristlecone Pine in Black & White

Bristlecone Pine in Black & White

Wind Twisted Ponderosa

Wind Twisted Ponderosa

Windblown Tree

Windblown Tree

Pinion Pine

Pinion Pine

Eastern Point

Eastern Point

Alpine Garden krummholz

Alpine Garden krummholz

Snowy Range Flag Trees

Snowy Range Flag Trees

This stunted krumholz...

This stunted krumholz...

Picture Puzzle from Chocolate Peak

Picture Puzzle from Chocolate Peak

View from Guyot

View from Guyot

Twisted tree.

Twisted tree.

twisted birch

twisted birch

Foxtail Pine on Mt. Silliman

Foxtail Pine on Mt. Silliman

Above the Bowl

Above the Bowl

Foggy day on Cadillac Mtn

Foggy day on Cadillac Mtn


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nartrebgreat idea

nartreb

Hasn't voted

I was going to do the same thing, but was waiting until I had a few decent shots to contribute. Living krummholz doesn't photograph all that well - I predict we'll see more photos of dead ones.
Posted Sep 17, 2006 8:53 pm

donhaller3Interesting

donhaller3

Voted 10/10

Somewhere I have a picture of krummholz aspen from Steens Mountain.
Posted Apr 16, 2007 1:33 am

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