Over the years, Garden Clubs, Womens' Clubs and other organizations have contributed more than a million dollars to the Penny Pines Reforestation Program. Through these donations, more than 27 million of seedlings have been planted, renewing 88,000 acres of national forest land in California.
In southern California, contributions may be used to prepare plantation sites for new trees or planting seedlings grown in Forest Service nurseries throughout California. Seedlings are grown from local seeds and acorns, and replanted near the areas where the seeds were collected to improve their chance of survival. Plantations are important for watershed protection, soil stabilization and shade for recreation areas.
The Penny Pines Reforestation Program plays a vital role both in renewing the national forests in California. Trees help the ground store precious water, protect against soil erosion, and add to the scenic beauty of the national forests.