Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pole used in the framework of a lodge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The lodgepole pine..

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  • noun A lodgepole pine or its wood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun shrubby two-needled pine of coastal northwestern United States; red to yellow-brown bark fissured into small squares

Etymologies

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lodge +‎ pole

Examples

  • His studies in lodgepole forests in Utah and Idaho found that there is a relatively short-lived increase in the potential for surface fires when dying needles that have not yet lost all their resins pile up on the ground.

    Study: Beetle invasions dampen, not intensify, wildfire risk

  • So far, only a couple of the trees (literally two) have been found to be successful in fending off beetle attacks, using chemical and physical responses similar to those in lower-elevation tree species, such as lodgepole pine and Douglas fir.

    Louisa Willcox: Whitebark Pine: Functionally Gone in Much of the Greater Yellowstone

  • So far, only a couple of the trees (literally two) have been found to be successful in fending off beetle attacks, using chemical and physical responses similar to those in lower-elevation tree species, such as lodgepole pine and Douglas fir.

    Louisa Willcox: Whitebark Pine: Functionally Gone in Much of the Greater Yellowstone

  • Vegetative cover is extremely diverse: alpine environments contain various herb, lichen and shrub associations; whereas the subalpine environment has tree species such as lodgepole pine, subalpine fir, silver fir, grand fir, and Engelmann spruce.

    Northwestern Forested Mountains ecoregion (CEC)

  • Those who want to justify logging try to conflate low elevation forests with all forest types-many of which such as lodgepole pine-are very likely not affected by fire suppression due to the naturally long intervals between fires in these forests.

    CounterPunch

  • Those who want to justify logging try to conflate low elevation forests with all forest types-many of which such as lodgepole pine-are very likely not affected by fire suppression due to the naturally long intervals between fires in these forests.

    CounterPunch

  • Those who want to justify logging try to conflate low elevation forests with all forest types-many of which such as lodgepole pine-are very likely not affected by fire suppression due to the naturally long intervals between fires in these forests.

    CounterPunch

  • Mountain pine beetles are native to western forests, and they have evolved with the trees they infest, such as lodgepole pine and whitebark pine trees.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • They have left large tracts of dead lodgepole pine trees in their wake, which -- most, but not all, believe -- has heightened the risk for fire.

    Church's Park Fire Prompts Michael Bennet, Mark Udall To Call Beetle Kill A National Emergency

  • Last year, Colorado's Senators got Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to dedicate $40 million in existing funds to mitigate the effects of beetles on Colorado's lodgepole pine forests.

    Church's Park Fire Prompts Michael Bennet, Mark Udall To Call Beetle Kill A National Emergency

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  • I'm well into splitting the first cord of beetle-killed lodgepole pine that my family and I cut last weekend, in the mountains near Stanley, Idaho.

    September 30, 2011

  • Pine beetles?

    September 30, 2011

  • Pine beetles.

    September 30, 2011

  • We've been dealing with a nematode spread by pine sawyer beetles.

    September 30, 2011