Banner Trees

a photo of banner trees
Banner trees, like those shown above from Rocky Mountain National Park, grow at treeline. They respond to the intense winds by growing
branches only on the side of the trunk opposite the prevailing wind, thus taking advantage of the shelter provided by the trunk itself.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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