Happy Holidays/ Looking Ahead to 2018

Wishing You A Happy Holiday

The Sugar Pine Foundation

As this year comes to a close, we celebrate an amazing 2017 and look forward to a new year filled with new plantings and new partnerships. This year marked a milestone as we planted our 100,000th tree!!! With help from you, our partners, funders and volunteers, 9,453 tress were planted this year and our success is a direct result of your contributions, grants and long standing community partnerships. We are grateful for our many supporters who make it possible for us to offer enriching planting events and memorable outdoor experiences.

We are looking forward with excitement to 2018. We hope you will continue to support the Sugar Pine Foundation, One donation, one tree at a time, you can make a difference.

Wishing you a Very Merry Holiday Season!

Looking Ahead to 2018

Western White Pine Restoration

Higher elevation white pines, such as western white pines, are affected by blister rust even more than sugar pines. This year, we collected western white pine cones from Northstar trees to test for blister rust resistance and planted there too. Next year, we will be looking for new planting sites at Northstar and Royal Gorge, thus preserving their population and keeping the natural diversity of the Sierra's mixed conifer forest.

New Partnerships

We have been very blessed to work with amazing schools and organizations and we are always looking to expand our partnerships. Among our new partners this year were One-tree Planted, University of Nevada Reno and Tahoe Tree Top Adventure Parks. We strive to engage students and community members of all ages and backgrounds to create environmental awareness, inspire healthy lifestyles and build stronger communities. Plan a fun and educational planting for your group or organization!

Burn Scar Restoration

Planting sugar pines and other native trees in fire scars helps restore our forest ecosystem, improve wildlife habitat and restore the beauty and vitality of many of Tahoe's recreation areas affected by devastating forest fires. In 2018, we will be working with our partners to ensure that the recent fire scars such as the Emerald, and the Little Valley fire scars are included in our forest restoration efforts. Join us for a satisfying day of forest stewardship work and digging in the dirt to plant seedlings!

Thank You for your Contributions!

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Vail Resorts, Keith Copeland, Bill Burger, Tranquility Investments, Sue Koechlin, Carolyn Atkinsons, Robert North, Julie Lowe and Many Thanks to everyone that contributed this year.

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