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Explanation: Lodgepole Pine
The lodgepole pine has a very flexible wood that was once used by the native people to build tepees and lodges, hence its name. It grows 30 to 35 metres high and lives for 200 years.
Its needles are strongly twisted.
Its cones have scales with a curved prickle that is held closed by a resin bond. To open, the cones need to be exposed to intense heat from a wildfire or from direct sunlight. Most pure stands are therefore established on burn areas.
The lodgepole pine is found in western Canada and the northwestern United States. It is distributed inland to western Alberta.
It is found in pure, sometimes very dense, stands, and on different types of soils.
Its wood is soft to moderately hard and light yellow in colour. An important source of timber, it is used in construction and for pulp wood, and after treatment with preservatives, for railway ties and poles.
Explanation: I am not sure what is your question. But I assume you want to know how the tree is like. So here's what I know.
This a pinetree widely grown in the Rocky Mountains on certain elevation, and probably some higher part of (as you pointed out) Pacific Northwest.
It is so called because it was used for lodges by the Native Americans (especailly by the so-called Plains Indians, best known one being the Dakotas). These mobile housing was called TEEPEE (variously spelled), and it takes about a dozen or more, tied on the top and spread out for stability and to give space inside, then covered by buffalo hides.
For this purposed the tree better be very straight, and lo! that's the very nature of this beautiful pine tree.