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Yosemite Gateway Poet's Knoll

Legacy Incense Cedar #983

with 1 Spreading Right & 100 reforestation saplings

$7,900

$7,100 less than a traditional burial

Starting at $164/mo
This tree is located in a dense forest section on a gentle slope surrounded by a diverse array of trees. This area lights up with color in the spring and nearby black oaks provide a fall color show.
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Your price of $7,900 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.
100 reforestation saplings planted in your honor.
100 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.

This fragrant, elegant tree is known for its great height, straight trunk, and fern-like branches

  • Can reach heights of 200 feet
  • Pleasant fragrance - quintessential woody smell
  • Adaptable: can grow in many types of soil, sun or shade, and drought tolerant
  • Oils within the bark repel insects (why it’s a popular choice as a building wood)
  • Young trees have orange-brown bark that becomes deeply ridged and greyish with age
  • Can live to be 1,000 years old

  • 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.