Pinus contorta maybe a shore pine?

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Found this on a walk. Owner had ripped it out because it was "dead". Said I could have it if I wanted. I cleaned out a few dead branches but it seems to be relatively healthy (for being left with the roots exposed for close to a week) and placed it in a pot I had handy that allowed me to do little to the roots. I am fairly sure it is a type of lodge pole pine, hopefully a shore pine (been wanting a shore pine).
My first large pine...hopefully it will survive as it looks to have some potential.
 

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Nice; I kind of like the pot in a conventional sort of way. Here's hoping it pulls through for you.
 

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Any suggestions on how I can determine what type of pine this actually is? Based on the twisted double needles I am fairly sure it is lodge pole (they are popular here in Central Washington state), but not sure what kind. The puff ball style reminds me of the shore pines I am so fond of on the Or coast, but that could just be wishful thinking. I will try to get some detailed pictures.
 

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