Montana Outdoors

June 24, 2007

A special design

Nature has even designed a special tree for the high country where the winter brings large amounts of snow. The design helps it to easily shed snow without breaking branches. This one is growing in the Cherry Peak roadless area at about 6,500 feet.

Subalpine fir (abies lasiocarpa)
Subalpine fir abies lasiocarpa

6 Comments »

  1. That is really neat factoid (and a really nice photo as well) very clear and clean shot!

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    Comment by aullori — June 25, 2007 @ 12:57 pm

  2. Thanks, aullori. These are neat trees. If the weather is really bad, getting right in under one will give great protection.

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    Comment by montucky — June 25, 2007 @ 2:06 pm

  3. What a nice symmetrical tree – well spotted!

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    Comment by Adam R. Paul — June 27, 2007 @ 8:42 am

  4. These are unique to the high elevations, but for me, seeing them is one of the rewards for expending the effort to get up there.

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    Comment by montucky — June 27, 2007 @ 9:44 am

  5. If I had a dollar for each time I came to montucky.wordpress.com.. Superb post.

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    Comment by Jeanne Locke — May 26, 2010 @ 8:25 pm


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