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2003-01-31, 15:04
Literally "crippled wood", the stunted and gnarled trees found near treeline, especially in the White Mountains.

2008-01-12, 16:07
About half of Canada is covered in dwarf willow krumholz. The northern half. In Newfoundland and Labrador, they call it tuckamore, and it is mainly conifers. Paradoxically, although the trees are very low, they can spread out very wide, with many stems, so some of them are said to be the largest living things on Earth. Some of the oldest trees in the world are krumholtz. On the Bruce Trail, along the Niagara Escarpment, there are very old cedar trees stuck in the rock crevices. Krumholtz is everywhere! Krumholtz rules!