Oct 2014 - March 2015 Mendocino National Forest

Oct 2014 to Present
If you received your tree gift or grove in Between Oct 2014 and March 2015, it was planted in Mendocino National Forest in the early Spring of 2015.

(If your gift giver didn't request CA, your tree is in Blackwater River State Forest. (Check the Name Registry to be sure of location.)

Drought and wildfire has taken a huge toll on this forest, and the trees planted are native species including douglas fir, ponderosa pine, and sugar pine- 876 total planted by Trees for a Change to help restore the forest to its natural glory.

Mendocino National Forest is home to many types of critters, including black-tailed deer, black bear, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, skunk, jackrabbits, opossum, badger, gray squirrel, ground squirrel, rattlesnakes, gopher snakes, lizards, toads, pacific tree frog, quail, wild turkey, blue grouse, golden eagle, spotted owl, goshawk, prairie falcon, peregrine falcon, bald eagle, turkey buzzard, scrub jays, woodpeckers and a variety of migratory water and song birds.

Your tree/s will provide new homes and food for these animals.

Please check out our photos, maps and directions below. (UPDATE: Tree photos taken in 2022 at 7 years old.)


Mendocino National Forest Tree Baby Planted in 2015

Update: Mendocino NF Tree in 2022, at 7 years old

*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!