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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!

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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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