California cannabis company gives back to land affected by wild fires and environmental degradation
CALIFORNIA—Henry’s Original, a Mendocino-based cannabis company has partnered with non-profit tree organization, One Tree Planted, in honor of Earth Day on April 22. 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 is planted, maintained and looked after to ensure it will grow and become part of a thriving forest.
Henry’s Original is reputed as a premium, California-grown cannabis company. Taking pride in its northern Californian roots, Henry’s Original continually gives back to its community. After learning about the fires that burned through northern California, including Lake Tahoe, Jenna Meister, co-owner of Henry’s Original, 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.”
One Tree Planted is based in Vermont and plants trees throughout North and South America, Asia and Africa. The organization works with reforestation programs to help areas affected by natural disasters. Matt Hill, creator of One Tree Planted, was excited for the opportunity to work with Henry’s Original, thanks to its ties with the region.
“When Henry’s Original approached us with the opportunity to work with them, we felt the timing couldn’t be more perfect,” said Hill. “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 5 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.
About Henry’s Original:
Henry’s Original is a California cannabis company based in Mendocino County. Known for its artisanal heirloom cannabis, Henry’s Original cannabis is grown under the strictest of standards and is Clean Green Certified. Handcrafted in small batches, Henry’s Original is lab tested for quality and potency.
About One Tree Planted:
One Tree Planted is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity based in Shelburne, Vermont, that helps with global reforestation efforts. They work with reforestation partners around the world to help plant trees in North America, Latin America, Asia and Africa. For every dollar donated, one tree is planted. www.onetreeplanted.org