krummholz


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krummholz

[′kru̇m‚hōlts]
(ecology)
Stunted alpine forest vegetation. Also known as elfinwood.
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needle packing on sunlit stems, stem flagging, krummholz mats, tree islands, and the formation of ribbon forests) as distance from the timberline edge (i.
In a manner dynamically similar to stem escape from abrasive boundary layer above the krummholz mat, initial seedling establishment and continued growth is prerequisite to increases in tree density and cover that culminates in new subalpine forest microclimate (Figs.
krummholz and flagged tree forms) as distance from the intact subalpine forest edge (timberline) increases across the treeline ecotone.