" the plan is this. Under a Conservation Agreement, you or your organization contributes $68 toward the cost of planting seedlings on about one acre of National Forest land in California. Using your donation together with Federal funds, the Forest Service will do the planting on the National Forest nearest you or the forest of your choice."
Penny Pines was started by a women's sportsman club in 1941, back then $68 bought 10 acres of trees with the seedlings costing about 10¢ each. And I thought $68 was a bargain. I read on a National Geographic page that cones are taken from each national forest to harvest the seed, good seeds are put in cold storage until an order comes in, they are sown about a year before being moved by a refrigerated truck to the plantation area. The same article had this:
That's right, Placerville! Who knew.
Our LoCaL Monticola does so much for the community from pool beautification to scholarships, there's even a book documenting their history in Susanville. We'd like to thank Monticola for all they do!
Susanville Super currently has jars on the check stands if you'd like to be a part of this wonderful reforestation project.