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3 Limber Pine Colorado Native

(Pinus flexilis)

The limber pine is popular as a windbreak tree or an ornamental tree due to its drought tolerance. It’s also grown as a Christmas tree, with soft needles but with stiffer branches than an eastern white pine. These trees are typically high elevation pines, marking the tree line in subalpine areas, and they are known for their long lifespans. A limber pine in Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness has been documented as more than 2,000 years old. Tree number 10 on the West Campus Tour is a ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’ Limber Pine.