Home sweet home: sugar pine restoration in Tahoe
Loose Leaf — March 30, 2015 — Tahoe National Forest is home to one of California’s most complex and diverse ecosystems. The forest encompasses snow-capped mountains, winding rivers and densely packed tree stands, enough to make anyone stand in awe of the area’s beauty. The forest is especially known for its massive stands of sugar pine, which is the largest species of pine in the world. The species dots the picturesque landscape in the high elevations of the park and can grow more than 200 feet tall and six feet in diameter!
Yet, this serene landscape and the glorious sugar pine has been tarnished by two fires: the 2013 American Fire and the 2014 Hirschdale Fire, which destroyed 27,400 and 84 acres and much of the forest ecosystem. And to make matters worse, the sugar pine and white pine species have been decimated by blister rust since the early-2000s!
American Forests’ small business partner, Outland Furnishings, is taking empty whiskey barrels and transforming them into unique up-cycle furniture.
Rock-A-Bye — American Forests Magazine
Return to nature by sleeping outdoors in a treehouse and soaking up all the peace and magic the forest has to offer.
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