timberline


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to timberline: timberland

timberline,

elevation above which trees cannot grow. Its location is influenced by the various factors that determine temperature, including latitude, prevailing wind directions, and exposure to sunlight. In general, the timberline is highest in the tropics and descends in elevation toward the polar regions; in the north it intersects the land surface approximately at the Arctic Circle. For example, the timberline is at about 2,500 ft (750 m) on Denali (Mt. McKinley), Alaska; 6,500 ft (1,950 m) on Mt. Shasta, Calif.; and 11,500 ft (3,450 m) in the San Francisco Mts., Ariz. These figures represent elevations on the sunny side of the mountains; the timberline is lower on the shaded sides. The timberline is roughly marked by the location of the 50°F; (10°C;) isotherm (see isoplethisopleth
, line drawn on a map through all points of equal value of some measurable quantity. In many meteorologic, oceanographic, or geologic studies some physical or chemical property is examined that varies from place to place on a map.
..... Click the link for more information.
) during the warmest month.

timberline

[′tim·bər‚līn]
(ecology)
The elevation or latitudinal limits for arboreal growth. Also known as tree line.
References in periodicals archive ?
Whatever you're looking for in a garden shed, the company is sure you'll find it at Timberline.
Following the closing, Timberline plans to submit the required information to the NYSE MKT (the "Exchange") to determine whether the company has satisfied the requirements of its Plan of Compliance based upon the fulfillment of its previously-accepted Plan.
Country: , USASector: Metals/MiningTarget: Timberline Drilling IncBuyer: Investors group including TDIa[euro](tm)s managersVendor: Timberline Resources CorpDeal size in USD: 14.
The net amount will go for exploration and development activities, working capital requirements, acquisitions, or for other general corporate purposes, Timberline Resources said.
Jeff Kohnstamm, president of RLK and Company and operators of Timberline, said, 'Timberline Lodge has a historical commitment to the environment and the community.
When Timberline Knolls opened as a residential treatment center in 2005, TK Academy operated with teachers who provided educational assistance to its residents.
Timberline is an owner and developer of projects that convert landfill gas to energy.
Our designer, shared by both Timberline companies, can also create a totally custom plan, or work from drawings generated by other sources.
But until a year or so ago, Timberline didn't have an interface that let builders easily move takeoff data from On-Screen into Timberline's estimating software.
The forested parcel, owned by the Breeden family since 1962, originally was part of the Somerset Hills housing development, said Pat Kilby, project manager for Timberline Hills.
Founded in 1971, Timberline provides integrated financial and operations software for professionals in construction and real estate.
More and more, we've seen a shift in the way government agencies and private companies are handling their estimating needs across the organization," said Curtis Peltz, Timberline president and CEO.