Whitebark Pine, Pinus albicaulis, is a conifer tree that can be found in the mountains of western North America. The species grows at high elevations, typically between 4000 and 9000 feet (1200 and 2700 meters), where it inhabits subalpine forests and alpine tundra.
Whitebark Pine has distinctive white bark that helps it to stand out from other trees in its habitat. The needles are long and thin, and the cones are small and thin as well. The seeds of Whitebark Pine are an important food source for many animals, including birds, squirrels, and bears.
The best time to see Whitebark Pine is during the spring, when the trees are blooming with delicate white flowers. The flowers are pollinated by bees, and the resulting cones take two years to mature.
Whitebark Pine is an important part of the forest ecosystem, and its loss would have serious consequences for many animals.