baby pines close-up and in the lath houseIn the field planting baby pines transported from the UC Davis TERC lath house

In 2019, the 20,000 seedling lath house at the Tahoe City Field Station was constructed to support forest restoration and research projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin and the inter-montane west. The lath house is the primary location for common garden studies (local and range-wide) of 5-needled white pine species and other forest tree species. This facility is critical to the work in TERC's Forest & Conservation Biology lab that focuses on white pine conservation, restoration, and white pine blister rust resistance research.