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Our latest video offers an easy-to-understand (and adorably illustrated!) description of how blister rust works and how and why we are fighting it!  You can watch this video and many more on our very own YouTube Channel!

The Caldor Fire has wreaked havoc on our local landscapes, but we plan to be on the front lines of restoring our forests. Help us collect  Jeffrey Pine, Incense Cedar, and Sugar Pine seed to be cultivated and planted in burned areas. Cones have been “flaring” – opening up and releasing their seeds – so all you have to do …

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When we started a new initiative to collect needles from sugar pines around Truckee for genetic testing this spring, our old friend Tom Moore stepped right up to help out. Tom has lived, worked and skied around Truckee ever since a momentous ski trip lured him westward from Boston in 1999. He was a ski …

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As the Caldor Fire rages on the Eldorado National Forest, the Sugar Pine Foundation headquarters in Meyers, CA has been evacuated – and our friend Dean Davis’s hair-raising account of how he lost his home in last year’s Slater Fire echoes in our minds and feels all too close for comfort. Dean has been a friend and partner …

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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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