Nature Parks & Refuges:  Whitebark

Wild America Collections

The Whitebark pine tree has wingless seeds that do not disperse in the wind. How does this stout member of the Evergreen family reproduce? The Clark’s Nutcracker, a Crow-sized bird that removes the seeds from the cones and buries them in the ground, allows the Whitebark pine to renew itself. It’s an essential food source for many creatures from Red Squirrel to Grizzly Bear.