Uncategorized

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 …

Spotlight on: A Living Tribute Read More »

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, …

Have a Cabin in the Woods? Read More »

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 …

Be A Water Warrior With Us This Summer! Read More »

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 …

Help Us Find Sugar Pines on the Truckee Ranger District Read More »

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 …

SPF’s First Ever Drone Planting in Loyalton Fire Scar Read More »

Have you ever heard a strangely loud bee buzzing incessantly nearby only to second-guess your initial reaction to the sound as you realize, “No, that can’t be a bee.  It’s somewhat noisier, whiny and robotic – oh, it must be one of those darned new-fangled drone things up in the sky?!” Yes, they’re a little …

Pioneering Drone Planting Read More »

Here in Tahoe, it seems like winter is finally here!   While we turn on our heaters and layer up in jackets and blankets, trees must make changes to make it through winter’s cold temperatures, too!   They have several ways to adapt to and survive the freezing cold. Trees go dormantDormancy is the plant kingdom’s version …

How Trees Survive Winter Read More »

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 …

Coming Home to Sugar Pines Read More »

California is home to some incredibly impressive trees: oldest, tallest, and largest! If you’re obsessed with finding big trees, California is a good place to look.  For over 30 years, Michael Taylor – a professional big tree hunter, a fan of sugar pines, and a long-time friend of the Sugar Pine Foundation – has been searching …

Record Sugar Pines Discovered in the Sierra Nevada Read More »

Scroll to Top