Definitions for subalpine

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  1. alpestrine, subalpine(adj)

    growing at high altitudes

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  1. subalpine(Adjective)

    At the foot of the Alps

  2. subalpine(Adjective)

    At or just below the tree-line

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  1. Subalpine(adj)

    inhabiting the somewhat high slopes and summits of mountains, but considerably below the snow line

  2. Origin: [L. subalpinus.]


  1. Rocky Mountains subalpine zone

    The Rocky Mountains subalpine zone is the biotic zone immediately below tree line in the Rocky Mountains of North America. In Colorado, the subalpine zone occupies elevations approximately from 9,000 to 12,000 feet; while in northern Alberta, the subalpine zone extends from 1,350 to 2,300 metres.

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