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Spotlight on: A Living Tribute

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 …
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Have a Cabin in the Woods?

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 …
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Pioneering Drone Planting

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 …
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How Trees Survive Winter

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 …
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New Sugar Pine Cone Collections Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTjk-0wZmPY&t=12s Check out our new video – a collaborative effort by Tim Briggs and Hugh Denno! Our latest video on Sugar Pine Cone Collections offers an educational …
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Coming Home to Sugar Pines

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 …
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Spotlight on Zach Armstrong

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 …
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GROW YOUR OWN SEEDLINGS!

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, …
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A Tradition of Tree Vacations

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 …
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Seedling Care & Feeding

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 …
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Welcome Back, Hugh!

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.” …
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New Year, New Partners

Showshoe With Hugh! Our Naturalist and Videographer Extraordinaire, Hugh Denno, is back!  Hugh, Alexis and Maria led our January Snowshoe Hikes last week in partnership with …
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Happy New Year!

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 …
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Planting in Full Swing!

TIME TO PLANT! Come plant with us this fall!  As always, we provide seedlings, planting instruction, shovels and gloves.  Please bring your own snacks, water, layers, sunscreen and …
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Planting Season is Upon Us!

LET’S PLANT! Here’s our list of fall plantings to date!  Mark your calendars and come join us!  As always, we provide seedlings, planting instruction, shovels and gloves.  …
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Meet Our New Science Advisor!

Welcome Dr. Joan Dudney! We are pleased to introduce Joan Dudney as the newest member of our team.  Joan has graciously accepted the role of Science …
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Summer Fun in the Mountains

Summer Concerts Nothing says “Summer!” quite like free concerts on the beach, right?! Come help us work the Bike Valet at THIS Thursday’s Live at the Lakeview concert!  All tips …
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More Planting in May

Planting for the Future! Every day is a good day in the forest. Grab your sun hats and join us out in mother nature spreading good …
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