Limber Pine

Pinus flexilis

Native to the mountains of the western United States and Canada, trees of this species can grow up to 25 m in height in favorable conditions. In young pines the bark is smooth and gray, but with age it becomes furrowed and black-brown in color. Mountain Bluebirds, Northern Flickers, and squirrels often nest in the trees of Limber Pine.
Habitat:
Dry, rocky soils in montane forests.
Growth Habit:
Evergreen tree, growing 12-15 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Summer.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
AZ CA CO ID MT ND NE NM NV OR SD UT WY
Presence in Canada:
AB BC