Tree Planting Days

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Help us with a reforestation project to plant 4,000 tree seedlings at the Sierra Friends Center campus!

On August 20, 2020, the lightning-started Jones Fire raged across Woolman’s campus and decimated the forest at Mel’s Pond. Quickly, a tree salvage operation occurred to recover the marketable timber, but it left a burn scar of about 75 acres on this hillside. A deep layer of mulch has covered this site for a year, helping build the health of the forest floor. Help us restore this burned to its majestic state once again.

Our goal is to plant 4,000 seedlings within 10 days: Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Giant Sequoia in a patchwork of small groves.

When: 10 am - 4 pm on the following dates:

Dec.4-5 (Sat-Sun) Community Volunteers

Dec. 6-10 (Weekdays) School Groups

Dec, 11-12 (Sat-Sun) Community Volunteers

Tree planting days will be led by forest science and land management experts. We will learn from them about fire ecology in our region and silvaculture reforestation methods.

• Sierra Streams Institute
• Bear Yuba Land Trust
• Under the Trees: Kevin Whitlock
• Forest Silviculturist: Kristen Winford

No experience necessary.  Must be able to walk on uneven ground and dig small holes with a spade for seedlings.

Out-of-Town Volunteers are Welcome!

Overnight accomodations in A-Frame cabins are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Cabin fees are waived in exchange for 2 days of planting.  Meals may be purchased in our Dining Hall.

Pre-registration is required. 

December 4th, 2021 12:00 AM to December 12th, 2021 12:00 AM
13075 Woolman Lane
Nevada City, CA 95959
United States
Phone: 530-273-3183