All profits from products featuring the Manzanita strain sold during the month of April will be donated to help replant sugar pines in Lake Tahoe. For every dollar donated, one tree will be planted and maintained, to ensure it will grow and replenish local forests.
“Manzanita is an heirloom boutique strain bred in Mendocino County that gives a nod to the distinctly smooth, reddish-orange trees found throughout the region. Manzanita has a light, sweet citrus aroma reminiscent of orange spice,” co-owner of Henry’s Original Jenna Meister said.
Henry’s Original is a California-grown premium cannabis company. Taking pride in its northern Californian roots, Henry’s Original gives back to its community. After learning about the fires that burned through northern California, including Lake Tahoe, Meister decided it was time to give back to one of the state’s most important fresh water aquifers.
“Henry’s Original is more than a cannabis company, it’s a community of cultivators, growers and environmental advocates who are always looking to give back,” said Meister. “With Earth Day approaching, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to work with another organization that is just as passionate about the land we live and work in.”
Vermont-based One Tree Planted plants trees throughout North and South America, Asia, and Africa. The organization works with reforestation programs to help areas affected by natural disasters.
“When Henry’s Original approached us with the opportunity to work with them, we felt the timing couldn’t be more perfect,” said Matt Hill, creator of One Tree Planted. “We really admire the work that they do and are honored to be a part of their initiative of helping the environment and community.”
Replanting sugar pines is imperative to the health and preservation of Lake Tahoe. Nearly a quarter of Lake Tahoe was once comprised of sugar pines but due to white pine blister rust and forest fires, sugar pines currently account for merely five percent of forest composition in Lake Tahoe. Replanting sugar pines throughout the region is crucial for maintaining native biodiversity, contributes to watershed health, decreases fire risk and provides wildlife habitat and scenic and recreational benefits.