Tree Location

If your tree gift or grove was dedicated between February 1, 2022 and the present, your trees were planted in Angeles National Forest in the early Summer of 2022. The trees planted were native species to this particular forest: Coulter pine, ponderosa pine, and big cone Douglas fir.
We plant enough trees for all anticipated dedications through the whole year of 2022, so if you received a tree gift after June 2022, your trees ARE in this location. This way, folks who receive trees gifts in the last half of the year don't have to wait until the Summer of the following year to see tree photos and location maps.
Angeles National Forest is in Southern California, in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles. In recent years Angeles National Forest has been hit hard by several wildfires, including the Sand Fire which burned over 41,000 acres, the Powerhouse Fire which burned over 30,000 acres, and the Lake Fire which burned over 31,000 acres.
Many of those 100,000+ acres need to be replanted to restore the land. Because wildlife depends on the forest’s trees, critical habitat protection, restoration, and soil erosion prevention are a pressing need in this area.

Please see our photos and videos of the planting area and maps with directions below.

**Please note some of these tree babies are struggling due to drought. This is pretty unusual for our trees, and it is likely we'll need to fund some replanting in this area next year. ~We are committed to making sure there is a living baby in the ground for every single tree dedicated through us.~ Because of this, we recommend waiting to visit this site until after May 2023 when the replanting will likely take place.** 

Video of the Forest

Directions to the trees

  1. Set GPS for Bear Divide Picnic Area, Angeles NF
  2. Turn onto Santa Clara Truck Trail/Forest Rte-3N17
  3. Set odometer to zero
  4. Trees are at .7 miles, on the left down the hill
  5. If you are facing the culvert, trees are to the left
  1. Turn onto Santa Clara Truck Trail/Forest Rte-3N17
  2. Set odometer to zero
  3. Trees are at .7 miles, on the left down the hill

*If you want to visit the trees*

  • We recommend you wear long pants and hiking boots, and follow the US Forest Service safe hiking guidelines
  • While not required to find the trees, it's not a bad idea to get a map of the forest ahead of time.
  • Please understand we cannot provide exact locations of individual trees. Your tree or trees are within the area specified on the map.
  • While this area of the forest is open to the public and generally considered safe, and none of our customers that have visited their trees have had any issues, please be advised that we cannot be responsible for any harm or injury that may result from your visit. You visit the trees at your own risk.
  • Please feel free to call or email us with any questions before you go- we're happy to help!