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The lodgepole pine has cones that need burning to regenerate

The lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) is the major component of the Yellowstone landscape. Their cones will only open with heat so localised burning is necessary for the regeneration of the habitat.

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© Ester de Roij
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Yellowstone and Grand Tetons
The lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) is the major component of the Yellowstone landscape. Their cones will only open with heat so localised burning is necessary for the regeneration of the habitat.