Tahoe's Sugar Pines
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Though we are no longer running volunteer planting events due to state COVID-19 Guidelines, you can still learn about Sugar Pines with our Planting Lesson and pick up seedlings to plant your own!
Help us restore white pines! Donations are tax-deductible, EIN# 25-1909869.
Learn about sugar pines
Sugar pines are the world’s largest species of pine and have the longest cones, but they are dying from white pine blister rust, a non-native, invasive fungus.
Once comprising 25% of Lake Tahoe’s forests, sugar pines now make up less than 5% of the forest composition. We find trees that are resistant to the fungus, then we collect their cones and plant their progeny.