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Thank you to our partners
in the effort to
Rescue the Redwoods

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Redwood Rescue Project

If you want to plant a redwood in your name or
in honor of someone else, please click below.
Plant a Redwood Now

Ursuline High School Junior, Isabelle Straka, and her father Michael picking up hundreds of abandoned baby redwood trees in Ukiah to deliver to new homes in Napa, Lake and Sonoma Counties. The Strakas are both donors and volunteers for the Redwood Rescue Project.
Ursuline High School Junior, Isabelle Straka, and her father Michael picking up hundreds of abandoned baby redwood trees in Ukiah to deliver to new homes in Napa, Lake and Sonoma Counties. The Strakas are both donors and volunteers for the Redwood Rescue Project.
RFFI teamed up with The Coast - KOZT, KHUM and KHSU & KHSR, Sequoia Redwoods, Dirt Cheap and Thanksgiving Coffee to find homes for thousands of abandoned young redwood trees.

At RFFI's behest KOZT-95.3FM spearheaded a drive to make the redwood region aware of the plight of 700,000 abandoned young redwood trees. For the past six months, KOZT-95.3FM coordinated with radio stations in Humboldt and Del Norte counties to get the message out.

Their voice was heard and the story was picked up by the Press Democrat, KGO News, countless radio stations, numerous small publications and KGO's syndicated Dr. Dean Edell show. Word spread around the world on the AP wire, Huffington Post, Facebook and Twitter resulting in support from around the globe.

Sequoia Redwoods provided a temporary home and care for the trees and prepared them for transport. Dirt Cheap in Fort Bragg is a distribution point for the trees and is providing a temporary home for some of the trees until they can be planted. For the month of February you will be able to see the young trees at Dirt Cheap. Thanksgiving Coffee transported the trees in their bio-diesel powered trucks from Sequoia Redwoods in Alton to distribution points in Mendocino County where they were sent to their new homes.

Thanksgiving Coffee truck parked at Mendocino College in Ukiah where thousands of baby redwoods were distributed by RFFI to more than 40 volunteer planters who will give the trees a new home.
Thanksgiving Coffee truck parked at Mendocino College in Ukiah where thousands of baby redwoods were distributed by RFFI to more than 40 volunteer planters who will give the trees a new home.

Senator Wesley Chesbro's aide, Ruth Valenzuela, and Heidi Dickerson, Congressman Mike Thompson's aide, picking up abandoned young redwood trees. These trees will be planted west of Ukiah and in Redwood Valley.
Senator Wesley Chesbro's aide, Ruth Valenzuela, and Heidi Dickerson, Congressman Mike Thompson's aide, picking up abandoned young redwood trees. These trees will be planted west of Ukiah and in Redwood Valley.
Photo credit: Edward Duarde
It took a massive effort by concerned volunteers and donors to successfully see that all of these trees will get planted. The volunteers have transported trees, provided them with temporary and permanent homes or played a key role in the planting.

Visit this page often as we will be posting the names of Donors and Honorees along with the names of the volunteers who have played key roles. UC Berkeley's School of Integrative Biology will create an online map displaying the locations of all the places in which the trees are planted. Check back to see the folks who made it happen and the final homes for the once abandoned trees.

You can hear about the results and all who helped effort to Rescue the Redwoods by listening to one of these stations:

  • Mendocino County
  • Humboldt County
  • Humboldt County
  • Del Norte & Curry Counties  
  • -   KOZT at 95.3 and 95.9 FM
    -   KHUM at 104.7 and 104.3 FM
    -   KHSU at 90.5 FM
    -   KHSR at 91.9 FM

    Katherine Gundling (left) and Henry Gundling, a founder of RFFI, pick up 500 redwood trees from RFFI to plant on their lands in Philo.
    Katherine Gundling (left) and Henry Gundling, a founder of RFFI, pick up 500 redwood trees from RFFI to plant on their lands in Philo.

    While we are wrapping up the successful effort to rescue these particular trees, RFFI will continue a Plant a Redwood Now program on an ongoing basis which will allow you to make a donation to have trees planted in your name or in the name of a friend or loved one. An attractive certificate, suitable for framing, will be sent to the honoree.

    Plant a Redwood Now

    For more information, please email Lin Morgan Barrett at morgan@rffi.org.

    Check out these links to learn more about the history of the project:

    Interview with Lin Barrett
    on KGO Radio News
    November 30, 2009

    For more information, see
    the Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
    Anyone want to sponsor a baby tree?



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