By Ashlyn Rhodes
The Tahoe National Forest will receive trees donated through the Arbor Day Foundation this year. Public Affairs Officer Michael Woodbridge says that the Arbor Day Foundation is accepting donations through its commemorative tree planting program to help plant young trees across 2 thousand acres.
The Arbor Day Foundation accepts donations through their website for people who want to plant a tree in someone’s name.
By planting trees in areas severely burned by the fire, Woodbridge says the Forest Service hopes to speed up mature forest growth by giving trees a head start when competing with brush growth. You can learn more about donating a tree by going online to ArborDay.org. Planting is scheduled to start in April.