Protocarpus is a species of conifer. On Isla Nublar, it was planted along the fence line to conceal the wires. Protocarpus (see picture at left) was described as having long, feathery leaves, ideal for covering up the fence. One of the trees had been secured with guy wires and metal turnbuckles, instead of the proper plastic-coated wires and ceramic turnbuckles meant to be used near the fence. In the storm, the metal turnbuckles had blown against the electric fence and shorted it out. Robert Muldoon and the maintenance crew had to remove the Protocarpus tree from the fence in order to fix it.