alpine tundra

a tundra that is treeless because of high elevation rather than high latitude. Unabridged
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Wolverines prefer alpine tundra and mountain forest habitats that are not
  frequented by humans.
The ridgeline of the hills in this area is fairly wide and covered with alpine
  tundra vegetation in many areas.
The landscape is composed of alpine tundra, high lake basins and glacial river
Occasionally, lichens are also found on alpine tundra slopes.
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