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Lodge Pole Pine

Lodgepole pine is a evergreen conifer that can grow up to 50 m tall. The needles are dark green and occur as pairs. The lodgepole pine can be found in mid to subalpine elevations and is highly adaptable to different habitats. The cones need heat for opening and releasing the seeds, which makes the species fire dependent. It is also one of the first species to grow back after a wildfire. The sap was used by first nation peoples for medicine and the wood was widely used for furniture and building.