The Roosevelt Tree that stood in Big Pine for over 199 years may be gone, but it has a lasting and cherished memory for the people of  Big Pine. While it can never truly be “replaced,” new memories and traditions are being established in its place with the planting of new trees on Veterans Corner.

Big Pine Civic Club planting trees at Veterans Corner

The Big Pine Civic Club cordially invites the communities of the Owens Valley to join in the celebration and dedication of the new Big Pine Trees. The Civic Club has worked hard to plant four new trees in the Big Pine Veteran’s Memorial to replace the much beloved Roosevelt Tree.

The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 7th at the corner of Highway 395 and Hwy 168 where the original Sequoia sapling was planted in 1913.

The three cedar trees will be dedicated in the memories of Bob Steele, Cindy Schlick, and Avo Nersesian; the Pinyon pine tree is in honor of the native Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley.

Following the ceremony, the Civic Club will provide refreshments and music for dancing at the Kiosk. Please join Big Pine in marking this new historical milestone.

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