- German bent wood (Wiktionary)
“If it is caused by wind, it is known as krummholz formation, from the German for "twisted wood.”
“The forest-tundra interface is sparsely colonized by stunted, deformed Englemann spruce, subalpine fir, and sometimes bristlecone pine and snow willow (krummholz vegetation).”
“Above the mixed-forest zone lie pure stands of balsam fir and red spruce, which devolve into krummholz at higher elevations.”
“In alpine areas above 10,000 feet, krummholz vegetation clings to windswept areas above the mosaic of meadow and subalpine forest.”
“The forest-alpine transition is now marked by krummholz-type vegetation of Rhododendron campanulatum, Rhododendron barbatum, Salix spp., and Syringa emodia.”
“In the southern parts of its range, Bicknell's thrush occupies spruce-fir krummholz forest, which is generally found above 915 meters in Vermont.”
“Above the mixed forest stands lie pure stands of balsam fir and red spruce, which devolve into krummholz at higher elevations.”
“The vegetation consists of stunted, twisted krummholz, dominated by rhododendron and juniper scrub, interspersed with patches of birch forests.”
“Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is an important species at the upper treeline/krummholz zone.”
“Subalpine fir, lodgepole pine, whitebark pine, mountain hemlock, and alpine larch grow in rocky glacial cirques or on exposed sites as scattered trees, very open-canopied parklands, or krummholz.”
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