Give the gift that grows this season


By Ann Bond
Special to The SUN

Plant-A-Tree holiday gift certificates are now on sale at San Juan National Forest offices for the person on your Christmas list who has everything.

“Each $20 donation to the Plant-a-Tree Program will result in 10 seedlings being planted locally on the national forest to help reforest burned areas,” said Gretchen Fitzgerald, San Juan National Forest reforestation forester. “This covers our costs to collect, store and grow native seeds, then ship and plant the seedlings.”

Donors to the program receive a certificate, which can be presented as a gift, suitable for framing, on behalf of a person or family. Donations can be made at most San Juan National Forest offices by cash, check or credit card. The purchase is considered a charitable donation by the IRS. Contributions cannot be refunded.

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