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High elevation pines serve to protect watersheds from erosion and regulate snow capture and melt.


Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva)

Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Basin bristlecone pine is most famous for being extremely long - lived; it has been known to live almost 5,000 years.

These pines are remarkable for their ability to survive extremely adverse growing conditions on mountain tops and ridges. It is the State Tree of Nevada.

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Foxtail pine (Pinus balfouriana)
Limber pine (Pinus flexilis)
Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata)
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis)



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