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 is collect the seed from the ground, parking lots or your driveway! Jeffrey Pine seeds are easiest to collect in this way. Incense Cedars have little conelets that you can collect from the ground or the tree. Look for little brown winged seeds similar to Jeffrey pine seeds pictured above under sugar pine trees.
Seeds received by October 1st will earn you a raffle ticket to win a Patagonia prize!
- Please only send or drop off seeds that have been removed from the cone and de-winged
- Please label where the seeds were found
- If you would like to be entered into a raffle to win a Patagonia prize, include your name, phone number, and email address with your seeds
Send Us Your Seeds!
Sugar Pine Foundation
1458 Mt Rainier Dr. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Drop off at the Front Door or Mailbox
Drop Off Your Seeds!
A box marked “Seed Collection” will also be available at the following locations until Oct 1:
Truckee Drop Off Only Location
10678 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee, CA 96161
Drop off box outside store front
Incline Village Drop Off Only Location
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science Office at Parasol
948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451
Drop off box at bottom story main entrance
We will happily continue to accept your seeds after October 1st, but you will not be entered to win a prize.