where it lives
To see Whitebarks, you need to get up into our mountains – subalpine and higher (1500-2000m). These trees are often the highest tree growing on mountains in their range.
Whitebark Pines are BLUE-LISTED in British Columbia, meaning they are at risk. These trees are susceptible to blister-rust, a fungus native to Asia. It arrived in North America, via Europe, hitting the west Coast of Canada around 1920. As well, climate change will impact alpine treeline – the treeline will grow higher, eliminating or reducing subalpine/alpine species.
- Native Trees of BC
- Reese Halter
- Nancy J. Turner
- BC Government
- BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer
What you can do
Become a member of the Lillooet Naturalist Society. They support the the Whitebark Pine Foundation of Canada.
Become an Expert
Learn more and become a member or donate to the Whitebark Pine Foundation of Canada.