American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The elevation in a mountainous region above which trees do not grow.
- n. The northern or southern latitude beyond which trees do not grow.
- n. line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudes
“At this time the altitudinal position of the timberline was the highest, stand density the biggest, longevity of trees the longest, size of trees the largest, increment in diameter and height the most intensive as compared with other periods under review.”
“Above the timberline was a collar of summer-green alpine pasture that turned white with snow early in the season.”
“A broad belt of nut trees running the length of the great timberline which is to be created for the protection of the western states from a recurrence of drouth, might prove a more dependable protection to our food supply than the possible effect of a narrow strip of woodland upon the country's climate.”
“From the timberline, a heavily forested slope descended to the foothills and beyond, down into a verdant valley.”
“Day was dying as Logan Thackeray and his scouts reached a high pass above the timberline.”
“They'd found spoor higher than he ever would have guessed, above the timberline, at 14,000 feet, and a little higher in the sphagnum marshes where the air was thin as plasma and sulphur cold.”
“Wednesday, July 29, 2009 the hills visit oregon - day five part one we drove the big loop around mt. hood today, including stops at vista house, multnomah falls, bonneville dam and fish hatchery, the full sail brewing company pub in hood river, and timberline lodge. then dave met up with us for dinner at pizza fino in kenton. the first two photos are from vista house, the last three are from timberline.”
“I've used the eureka timberline for years and have never had a problem.”
“Without that quality of a scope with the high-tech lens coatings, that elk would have made it to the timberline at least 20 minutes before I could have captured it in the old scope the Nikon replaced.”
“It was above timberline on the crest between the Arkansas River and San Luis Valley, we climbed to the crest, looked like the top of the world.”
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