Vegetation Species List
Lodgepole Pine Factoid: The oldest known lodgepole pine in the United States is located in Yosemite just east of Tuolumne. Dendrologists, who took a tree-ring sample from a fire scar to minimize harm to this living tree, believe it would have germinated in the year 1381.
Did You Know?
Giant sequoias are a fire adapted species. Their bark is fire resistant and fire helps open the sequoia cone and scatter the tiny seeds. Fire also clears forest debris from the mineral soil and provides a nutrient rich seed bed as well as clearing competing species.