Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountains

Cold winters and low growing-season precipitation characterize these diverse sites. Precipitation increases and temperatures decline with elevation.

Sites assimilated thus far include:

Niwot Ridge (NEON NIWO)

Yellowstone (NEON YELL)

 
Sites in ROCK are NIWO, YELL. “fruit” includes any reproductive structure bearing multiple seeds, including cones.
  Tree-years Seeds
Abies lasiocarpa 1543 1368
Arctostaphylos UNKN 2 0
Picea engelmannii 1737 3330
Pinus contorta 1288 780
Pinus flexilis 523 11
Populus tremuloides 23 0
Pseudotsuga menziesii 106 0