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Yosemite Gateway Poet's Knoll

Keepsake Sugar Pine #960

with 1 Spreading Right & 25 reforestation saplings

$5,900

$9,100 less than a traditional burial

Starting at $122/mo
This robust tree basks in full sun, growing straight and tall with ample space for gathering. Located in a dense part of the forest, it's far from the welcome tent and surrounded by other small pines.
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Your price of $5,900 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.
25 reforestation saplings planted in your honor.
25 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


  • Easily access the most untouched part of the forest
  • Walk among mixed deciduous and evergreen trees, with pops of purple lupines
  • Witness local wildlife, including a family of deer that lives in the southern edge

This is the most untouched part of the forest, bounded by the western edge of the property and nestled into a gentle slope that rises above the meadow. It’s perfect for enjoying quiet reflection yet still easily accessible from the trail network. 

In Poet’s Knoll, diverse species of deciduous trees and evergreens grow together. Among the ponderosas and sugar pines are moss-covered black oaks, with branches reaching up toward the sun.

Generous spacing between the mature trees allows sunlight to stream through, highlighting pockets of purple lupines.

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.