OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST: Startling Clarity in the Buckhorn Wilderness » 2008_wa_0595wp

Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis) ghost trees* at Buckhorn Pass in the Olympic Mountains, Buckhorn Wilderness, Olympic National Forest, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA, July, 2008_WA_0595

*This species is being attacked by the Mountain Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) and White Pine Blister Rust (Cronartium ribicola)�an introduced fungal disease�producing “ghost forests” in its high mountain habitat throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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