February 2022 - Oct 2022
Angeles National Forest

Tree Gifts dedicated between February 1, 2022 and October 31, 2022 were planted in Angeles National Forest in the early Summer of 2022. Many of those original trees struggled due to the severe drought of 2022, so replacement trees were planted in the summer of 2023 in a new location in the same forest. The *updated* information below pertains to the 2023 replanted trees which are currently thriving and expected to have a high survival rate. 

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.

Angeles NF Tree Baby Planted in 2022

*Update: Angeles National Forest Tree Baby Planted in 2023*

Map & Directions to Replacement Trees

*If you want to visit the trees- PLEASE READ*

  • Be advised: You will need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to visit the 2023 trees OR you'll need to hike in 2.6 miles up a mild to moderately strenuous hill. If neither of those options work for you, you can also hire a nice guy with a Jeep to take you up the bumpy dirt road. (Contact us if you want his information.)
  • We recommend you wear long pants and hiking boots, and follow the US Forest Service safe hiking guidelines. While this area of the forest is open to the public and generally considered safe, and none of our customers 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 understand we cannot provide exact locations of individual trees. Your tree or trees are within the area specified on the map.
  • While not required to find the trees, it's not a bad idea to get a map of the forest ahead of time.
  • Please feel free to call or email us with any questions before you go- we're happy to help!