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Since 2017, we have enjoyed a flourishing partnership with A Living Tribute. Over the years, they have helped sponsor our tree planting activities through increasingly generous donations. We are incredibly grateful for their now $500 per month infusions, which makes them one of our largest partner-donors. We asked Barry Pinto, founder of A Living Tribute, to …

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WE CAN PLANT FOR YOU This spring, Rett Schmidt contacted the Sugar Pine Foundation about purchasing and planting seedlings at his new cabin in Pinecrest, CA. He wanted the seedlings delivered in July, when he and his family would be vacationing at their new property. We were thrilled that he wanted to plant sugar pines but, unfortunately, …

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We will be meeting 6pm Every Tuesday at the South Lake Tahoe TJ Maxx Parking Lot to go out and water different planting sites in the SLT vicinity each week throughout the summer!!  We will provide jugs and water, but it will help to bring a backpack, hydration bladder and/or jugs of your own to water with. Please wear …

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Specifically, we need GPS points for sugar pines on the Truckee Ranger District so that we can collect and submit needle samples for genetic testing. If you are rambling about and see a sugar pine tree, please take a photo, GPS the location and send BOTH to us! WHY??There have been some really exciting advances …

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WATCH the News 4 coverage HERE. SIERRA COUNTY, Calif. (News 4 & Fox 11) — On a sunny Earth Day northwest of Reno, a small drone took flight for a big mission — reforesting a hillside that burned in last year’s Loyalton Fire. The drone lifted off to scatter up to 750 Jeffrey pine seedballs over the …

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Our latest video on Sugar Pine Cone Collections offers an educational overview of why and how the Sugar Pine Foundation collects cones from sugar pine trees in order to restore the species.  You can watch this video and many more on our very own YouTube Channel!

We love getting correspondence from  sugar pine fans.  Dennis Babson recently wrote us the story of how he came to know and love  sugar pines as a young boy: I saw my first sugar pine in 1952.  I was 7 and my family was in the process of moving to Grass Valley, CA.  I remember the …

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Successful Seed Collection Despite Forest Closures On September 15, amidst much smoke and many wildfires that had shut down all activity on US Forest Service Lands – including our customary cones collections – we posted a simple plea on our Facebook page: “WE NEED HELP! The Jeffrey pine seeds are helicoptering down everywhere in Tahoe-Truckee …

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Professional Arborist and Volunteer Extraordinaire Wildfires, forest closures  and equipment issues cropped up for us right when we needed to access our resistant seed trees to collect cones in mid-September.  The recurrent theme this year, however, seems to be: overcoming unexpected challenges with ingenuity and community support to carry out our mission. Enter Zach Armstrong: owner-operator of Armstrong Tree Service, who has …

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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 from 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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