KrummholzKrummholz 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!
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