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It’s that time again: kids are headed “back to school” or are in school already! We know most youngsters are still learning form home these days, so we’ve put together a fun, new lesson on how to germinate and grow seedlings from seed!  The Grow Your Own Sugar Pine From Seed Lesson is on our At-Home Activities page.This is …

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Neighbors Jerry Rudd and Lauri Kemper working together. Jerry Rudd is 81 years old.  Every day, he takes a morning walk on the wooded trails near his house.  It is a daily exercise routine with a purpose: to water and care for 14 baby sugar pine seedlings that he has adopted, thanks to his neighbors, …

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Living With Wildfire

Summer is here and – despite COVID19 – families are road tripping near and far! But have you ever heard of taking a family Tree Vacation?! In the 1960s, Ralph and Patricia Erwin of Federal Way, WA began a unique version of the typical summer family road trip: they went on Tree Vacations! The goal …

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SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE! Baby seedlings need your help to get through the hot, dry months ahead!  Here’s what you can do to help your babies make it through the summer heat. PAY ATTENTION!If possible, check on your seedlings at least once a week!Keeping an eye on your seedlings is the critical first step in and …

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Celebrate Earth Day and Become a Citizen Scientist! Since April is Citizen Scientist Month and many of you will be celebrating Earth Day by picking up seedlings to plant this Saturday, we invite you to become a Citizen Scientist by joining our BRAND NEW Sugar Pine Restoration Monitoring Project on CitSci.org! Anyone at any age can join our project …

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Hugh Denno has been an integral part of the Sugar Pine Foundation since 2007, when he first interned and produced our short film “The Seedling.” We were lucky to work with him then as he was planting the seeds that would grow into what is now an exciting and passion-filled career using art and wilderness …

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Our Naturalist and Videographer Extraordinaire, Hugh Denno, is back!  Hugh, Alexis and Maria led our January Snowshoe Hikes last week in partnership with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.  These fun outings booked up fast and were a great hit.  Participants learned about the forest ecology, local history and geology at beautiful Echo Lakes. See what fun they …

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End the Year with a Gift ‘Tis the season of gratitude and gifting. We hope that you have had a happy holiday season and we wish you health and lots of natural beauty in the New Year! You can make a year end donation to the Sugar Pine Foundation to help restore our forests and connect kids …

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Celebrating Fall Planting Success! We had a whopping 14 plantings this fall.  Heartfelt thanks to all of our partners and volunteers who planted with us!  We planted 3,460 sugar pines and 2,220 Jeffrey pines on approximately 114 acres.  That brings our total trees planted around the Tahoe since 2004 up to 117,933! ONE LAST PLANTING!East Shore …

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