Stand of Bristlecone and Limber Pine (image) University of California - Davis Share Print E-Mail Caption In the western Great Basin, a stand of adult bristlecone pine tree grow in dolomite soil up to the tree line, where bristlecones dominate. Look closely to see small dots of green above the treeline; most of these are limber pine, which are beginning to grow where only bristlecone grew before. Credit Brian Smithers/UC Davis Usage Restrictions Provide credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.