Didn’t say all of the time, and it may not be true in other regions. We have about 16-20 inches of precip a year here. Lots of species here havea problem with competition with grass and forbs while they are young. Competition for both water and nutrients. Get them to the 2 foot stage and they are fine from that point on.
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5 inches long is unusual for contorta. 1.5″ to 2.5 inches is more typical in BC, Alberta, Saskatcewan, Manitoba.
makes no mention of any subspecies with needles this long.
I’m not familiar with the pines of the American southwest in detail. I’m familiar with lodgepole,…[Read more]