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High-altitude krumholtz in British Columbia, photo by Kevin Teague

More than weather determines tree-line forest growth

Information Forestry, December 2012— British Columbia is home to some of Canada’s highest-elevation forests. In the very highest of these—growing at treeline in or near the true alpine—evergreens hug the ground, twisted and bent by wind and snow pack, with vertical leaders repeatedly pruned by severe winter temperatures, ice, and wind. Read more →