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Krumholtz
Trees clustered together in the sub alpine stand a much better chance of surviving the harsh conditions. Called krumholtz, these tree islands are miniature ecosystems unto themselves, providing mutual protection against the elements while acting as a catch basin for moisture. A krumholtz provides habitat for lesser plant species as well as insects, birds and mammals big and small. Usually trees in the krumholtz, German for "crooked wood," are old if not ancient, stunted by a short growing season, harsh weather and a paucity of nutrient-rich soil. Branches tend to flourish on the downwind side only.
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06
Feb
2007
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Buntzen Lake: Energy Trail E-mail
(11 - user rating)
Written by Brian Grover   
Access: Click for details on Getting to Buntzen Lake.
Level: Easy
Distance: 1 km
Time: 20 min
Elevation Change: 15 m
Season: Year Round
Map: 92 G/7
Multiple-Use: Closed to Mountain Bikes and Horses

You won't need much energy to undertake the Energy Trail. Interpretive information on local floral and fauna is the highlight of this pleasant amble.

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