Monitoring

We revisit our planting sites after one, three and five years to assess seedling survival.

We use this information to inform future site selection and to refine our planting techniques.

White Pine Research

In partnership with researchers from the University of California, Davis and the US Forest Service, the Sugar Pine Foundation has been studying the incidence of blister rust in Tahoe's mixed-conifer forests, collecting cones for seed banking and genetic research, and researching the effects of climate change on the composition of high elevation white pines species.


  
Monitoring plots have flags to mark the sugar pine seedlings.

Installing a plot to assess blister rust infection rates in high elevation white pines.