Sugar Pine Plantings
Partners: Sugar Pine Foundation, Bently Foundation, Patagonia, Rose Foundation and Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Funds Granted: $18,000
Healthy trees are critical to healthy forests, and healthy forests are diverse in their species composition. Historically, sugar pines made up 25% of the forest around Tahoe based on logging receipts from the 1800s. Today, they now make up less than 5%. Tahoe’s beloved pines have been decimated by a combination of historic logging, fire suppression which favors other species and native and non-native pathogens.
The Sugar Pine Foundation is dedicated to saving Lake Tahoe’s beloved sugar pines and other white pines from blister rust by educating and involving Tahoe area students and community members of all ages. The Sugar Pine Foundation has set a goal of planting 10,000 new seedlings in the next two years with the help of the local community of residents, visitors, school children and service organizations. Volunteer plantings will be scheduled at the Emerald Fire and Angora Fire scars, as well as at Spooner Summit, Sand Harbor, Tahoe Vista, and along the new Incline Village bike path.
With your generous support of these plantings, local communities will learn the importance of conserving native species and our role in enhancing forest health. Thank you for helping us bring new life to the forest.