Black Forest Regional Park is still recovering from the Black Forest Fire that left it
Our mission at Black Forest Together is to recover, rebuild, and restore this incredible place we call home. After the 2013 Black Forest Fire, our forest community was devastated, its foliage destroyed. Through helping the community recover through black tree demolition, property clean up, tree and wildfire mitigation, and more for the past several years, we are making progress in our final mission: Restoration.
Trees 4 Tomorrow is an innovative, green approach transplanting healthy trees from unmitigated properties to burn scar properties needing reforestation. Trees 4 Tomorrow connects landowners who lost trees to the wild fire with donors who provide or sponsor trees.
This program is a cost-effective way to expedite reforestation due to the slow growth of Ponderosa Pine. The net result is a transplanted tree already acclimated to the Black Forest at only 40-50% of what a conventionally purchased tree would cost. Expenses are limited to those related to transplanting operations.
“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Trees 4 Tomorrow was designed to provide a quicker, more affordable, and conservative alternative to forest regrowth after the forest fire. This program helps promote forest regrowth and helps property owners restore their land inside of Black Forest.
A second objective is restoring wild life and bird habitats that were destroyed during the fire. Transplanting trees to their original home helps restore the local ecosystem and keep our forest thriving.
Trees 4 Tomorrow is a community based platform, and remains committed to Black Forest recovery.