Coastal Lodgepole Pine

Look for the ‘shore pine’ AKA lodgepole on the new path between Shamus and the Park-N-Ride. Its the only 2-needle pine native to the western US. More from the silvics manual:

Coastal Race (var. contorta)- The thick-barked trees are relatively small, short-lived, and inherently branchy. Now mostly confined to marginal sites (muskegs, dunes, serpentine soils, rocky sites), this race pioneered forest succession in the Pacific Coast region at the end of the lee Age.

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