Baby Sugar Pine Trees Are Pretty Cute
Planting trees with the Sugar Pine Foundation I met dozens of volunteers who were enthusiastic and proud of their work.
Everyone I spoke with had named each baby tree they planted that morning.
Some families and groups had planted hundreds of trees that morning but were still coming up with creative names and sometimes complex and dramatic back stories for the end-of-day seedlings.
Thanks to the volunteers from Hard Rock Café of South Lake Tahoe, in the next several decades, the once bald patch of the Lake Tahoe Panorama will be a fuzzy velvet green with a patch of crime-fighting Sugar Pines named after the cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.