Photos from: Landmark limber pine stood watch over Snake River for centuries

Jim Stanford

In this photo from June 2013, a lone limber pine stands on the riverbank above the Snake in Grand Teton National Park. Limber pines are specially adapted to grow slowly in dry, rocky soil. This landmark tree was likely at least 300 years old and may have been up to 424 years old. In 2017, the river shifted west, eroding the bank and most of the vegetation pictured. The tree fell Aug. 30.

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