LOW- AND MID-ELEVATION CALIFORNIA NATIVES
Here is where we delve into the confusing and overlapping qualities of trees when classified by elevation. A prime example is shore pine, which is a subspecies of lodgepole pine, which grows to 11,000 feet in the Sierra. Alaska cedar is another tree which grows at sea level in its northern range in Canada and ventures into California only in a few areas of the Siskiyou Mountains from 4,500 feet to 7,500 feet. Sugar pine grows from 1,500 feet to 9,000 feet.