The Lodgepole Pine is one of the first trees to invade after a wildfire. It's cones are protected by a seal of pitch that requires fire or heat to release the seeds. This allows the seeds to stay on the tree or on the ground for many years until disturbance provides suitable growing conditions. The Lodgepole pine is a highly adaptable tree that can grow in all sorts of environments, from water-logged bogs to dry sandy soils. The wood of the Lodgepole Pine is used for a variety of purposes, such as poles for lodges, homes, and buildings. Lodgepole pines is an excellent for lumber, plywood, and paneling. It is used to make doors, windows, furniture, as well as railroad ties, mine props, and fence posts. It can reache heights of 150 ft.