And now I know what subalpine means: in the foothills or lower slopes of mountains, below the treeline. Which seems to imply that alpine trees grow above the treeline. This dendrology stuff is complicated.

Anyway, tree research can wait. This took a long time because each needle was outlined or shadowed by another. It was hard not to keep moving along from one to the next until I had drawn the whole twig and its hundreds of leaves. I just had to stop in the middle.