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Landmark Sugar Pine #1

with 1 Spreading Right & 500 reforestation saplings
Forest Guide Pick

$18,900

Starting at $392/mo
A mammoth tree along the a main trail, near the welcome tent, overlooking the meadow. Revered for its sheer size, with a cut stump serving as a cozy seat and a serene spot to listen to the wind in the trees.
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Your price of $18,900 fully covers:
As part of your purchase, we’ll place 7% in a trust for the perpetual stewardship of the forest.
As part of your purchase, we’ll place 7% in a trust for the perpetual stewardship of the forest.
Your tree in a forest we are protecting.
Your tree in a forest we are protecting.
The exclusive right to spread ashes and place a memorial marker beneath your tree.
The exclusive right to spread ashes and place a memorial marker beneath your tree.
Right to purchase additional spreadings, now or in the future.
Right to purchase additional spreadings, now or in the future.
500 reforestation saplings planted in your honor.
500 reforestation saplings planted in your honor.
Access for you and your loved ones to the entire forest and Welcome House.
Access for you and your loved ones to the entire forest and Welcome House.

The tallest tree in the pine family, these gentle giants are known for their sweet sap and enormous pine cones.

  • The tallest sugar pine on record is an astounding 273 feet
  • Their pinecones can be 14 inches long!

  • Some prefer sugar pine syrup to maple syrup

  • Nicknames include “King of the Pines” and “Queen of the Sierra”

  • Sugar pines can live over 500 years


  • See spectacular spring wildflowers and some of the largest, most mature trees here
  • Hear water trickling gently through the rocks as the Sierra snowpack melts
  • Celebrate the wildlife that live here: butterflies, mule deer, jackrabbits and more

Spectacular in spring when the wildflowers are blooming, this section offers the best views of Orchard Meadow along with some of the largest, most mature trees in the forest.

Orchard Meadowview is conveniently located and visible from the Welcome Area.

A small seasonal creek winds along the northern edge of this section. When the Sierra snowpack melts, you can hear the gentle soundtrack of the water trickling down the rocks.

Bountiful sunshine and a mix of rolling hills with lush grass make this a favorite spot for local wildlife. Butterflies, mule deer, and jackrabbits all call this mountain meadow home.

Visiting the forest

We look forward to welcoming you to the forest!

If this is your first visit to the Yosemite Gateway Forest, we invite you to enjoy a personalized tour hosted by our Forest Guides. Bring your friends and family, meet your tree and our team, and experience the beauty of the forest you are helping to protect. These one-on-one forest visits are available by appointment only from Thursday through Monday, please reach out to us at Yosemite.gateway@betterplaceforests.com or by calling/texting (415) 300-2575. 

If you have already visited the forest and would like to return without assistance, please contact us at Yosemite.gateway@betterplaceforest.com or call/text (415) 300-2575 with the time, date, and tree you wish to visit. We will confirm our availability for your visit.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at the forest.