Tree Gifts dedicated between April 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022 were planted in Angeles National Forest in Summer 2021.
*Please note: We planted enough trees for all anticipated dedications through Jan 2022, so if you received a tree gift between June 2021 (when the trees were planted) and Jan 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. The trees that will be planted are native species to this particular forest: Coulter pine, ponderosa pine, and big cone Douglas fir.
**Please note a good number of the tree babies planted in 2021 are struggling due to the drought of 2022. We are committed to making sure there is a healthy, living baby tree in the ground for every tree dedicated through us. We helped fund the planting of replacement trees in Summer 2023, but a mudslide has prevented us from taking photos. <You can read a little more about that here.> Please check back for more details and sign up for Tree Updates. We are hoping (fingers crossed) we can access the 2023 baby trees, have photos posted, and send out an update email sometime in the Spring of 2024.**