Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:39 pm
by Jess Riddle

I always enjoy reading detailed accounts of forests in regions I haven’t visited. Thanks for sharing your experiences and impressions, and for taking the time to get nice clear photographs of the forests.

I hadn’t thought about how high conifer diversity is in that region. I think I saw up to six conifer species at a time in the Sierras and seven at a time in the Klamaths, but three or four was more the norm. I may be forgetting some uncommon species in those areas, and there are other areas in the Klamaths and Siskiyous that are more diverse. Russian Peak has 16 conifer species, so some elevations must be diverse!