[Pines East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Whitebark Pine

Pinus albicaulis

Synonym: Apinus albicaulis

Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis (Synonym: Apinus albicaulis)

Whitebark pine as seen at about 8000' along the Roads End Trail, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.......August 19, 2011. The needles of whitebark pine are typically in clusters of 5 needles.

Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis (Synonym: Apinus albicaulis)

Whitebark pine as seen at about 8000' along the Roads End Trail, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness........August 19, 2011.

Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis (Synonym: Apinus albicaulis) - Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis (Synonym: Apinus albicaulis)

Female cones at the branch tips of whitebark pine as seen near the summit of the Lakes Lookout, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest..........July 25, 2013.

Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis (Synonym: Apinus albicaulis) - Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis (Synonym: Apinus albicaulis)

Whitebark pine as seen at about 7200' high on the Ridge of Wonders on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams.........July 24, 2005. The needles of whitebark pine are typically in clusters of 5 needles.

Clowe-up of the pollen cones of Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis (Synonym: Apinus albicaulis)

A close-up of the terminal cluster pollen cones and short, stiff needles of whitebark pine as seen at about 8000' on the eastern slopes of Strawberry Mountain, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.......August 3, 2011. The needles of whitebark pine are typically in clusters of 5 needles.

Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis (Synonym: Apinus albicaulis) - Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis (Synonym: Apinus albicaulis)

The photo at left shows a fairly large whitebark pine that has established itself at about 7000', about 500-1000' below the rest of its population. Photographed along the Slide Basin Trail #372 with Slide Mountain (8544') in the background. The photo at right shows a large whitebark pine along the Bonny Lake Trail #1802 about a third of a mile east of Bonny Lakes, Eagle Cap Wilderness......August 12, 2018.

Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis (Synonym: Apinus albicaulis)

The photo above shows a young, six foot high whitebark pine as seen along the Round the Mt. Trail #9 about one-quarter mile west of the Aiken Lava Flower on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams.........October 22, 2005.

Whitebark Pine: Pinus albicaulis (Synonym: Apinus albicaulis)

A large whitebark pine as seen along a ridge at the western edge of Bird Creek Meadows on Mt. Adams.........October 13, 2006.

Paul Slichter