Definitions for "Krummholz"
n. Literally crooked forest; the low wind-contorted forest at timberline.
Krummholz is the name given to dwarfed and stunted trees that occupy environments characterized by intense solar radiation, high winds, excessive salts, and/or large diurnal temperature fluctuations.
Ger: "twisted wood"] The dwarfish, bonsai-esque trees that grow at the treeline.