Wind Twisted Ponderosa

This remarkable Ponderosa Pine shows it's ability to adapt to the prevailing winds on Lumpy Ridge.
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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tarol

tarol - Feb 13, 2007 2:46 am - Voted 10/10

Awesome Tree

Wow, how cool is that? Thanks for sharing this photo!

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Feb 13, 2007 4:14 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome Tree

Thanks, it's only about four feet high, but given it's circumstance, I'll bet it's about 40 or 50 years old.
Peace, Jim

tarol

tarol - Feb 20, 2007 9:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Awesome Tree

I attached it to my krummholz album - hope you don't mind! :)

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Feb 20, 2007 10:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome Tree

Not at all ... I'm honored.
Peace, Jim

donhaller3

donhaller3 - Apr 16, 2007 1:30 am - Voted 10/10

A ponderosa with contortus tendencies.

The antithesis of the ckassical ponderosa.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Apr 16, 2007 4:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A ponderosa with contortus tendencies.

You live in a beautiful area that doesn't get as much wind as we do ... twisted ponderosas are not that unusual around here.
Thanks ... Peace, Jim

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