Krummholz

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Created On: Sep 14, 2006
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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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nartreb

nartreb - Sep 17, 2006 8:53 pm - Hasn't voted

great idea

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.

donhaller3

donhaller3 - Apr 16, 2007 1:33 am - Voted 10/10

Interesting

Somewhere I have a picture of krummholz aspen from Steens Mountain.

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