The Stars Are Coming Out Again!


The popular astronomy program has returned.  Programs last about 2 hours. The schedule is: Thursday September 2 - 8:00 PM start Thursday September 30 - 7:30 PM start Thursday October 14 - 7:30 PM start Friday October 29 - 7:00 PM start Come look at the stars! Docents will be sharing information and telling stories [...]

The Stars Are Coming Out Again!2021-08-20T07:31:10-07:00

90 Years of Wonder


Calaveras Big Trees State Park is celebrating 90 years of Wonder. 90 years ago on June 24, 1931, Calaveras Big Trees became a State Park. Please come and share in the magic of this magnificent Park.  Many, many people through the years have dedicated themselves to making sure that our park is preserved and protected.  [...]

90 Years of Wonder2021-06-26T07:48:03-07:00

Magnificent Dogwoods: Spring Splendor in the Park


Hello. I’m a magnificent dogwood tree, and I’m just starting to bloom! Come on up to the park, and you’ll find me along the North Grove trail. I don’t know why giant sequoias get all the glory here at the park, because I’m far flashier and four-seasons showy! I create dazzling white blooms in April [...]

Magnificent Dogwoods: Spring Splendor in the Park2021-06-11T14:38:22-07:00

Big Trees Tours that Never Stopped During the Pandemic


Hello, Perhaps you’ve seen me along the trail in the North Grove, just past the Visitor Center. I’m a young giant sequoia, maybe just 400-500 years old, and not too tall yet. No one ever thought to give me a name, but Ranger Jenny has made me famous among thousands of schoolchildren.   I used [...]

Big Trees Tours that Never Stopped During the Pandemic2021-05-06T07:09:56-07:00

As Roomy as a Cabin: The Smith Cabin Tree


Hello. Perhaps you’ve heard of me. My name is the Smith Cabin Tree and I’m one of the 1,000 giant sequoias in the South Grove. I’m the second largest giant sequoia in the area, and only the Agassiz Tree is larger. I’m not marked by any sign and no trail comes my way. I earned [...]

As Roomy as a Cabin: The Smith Cabin Tree2021-04-03T08:53:52-07:00

Scholarship Applications Closed for 2021


Application period closed for 2021.   Each year, CBTA is proud to be able to offer two $2500 academic scholarships to students who have chosen to pursue an education and/or career in an environmentally related field.  The purpose of the scholarships is to provide a monetary award to promising California upper division or graduate students [...]

Scholarship Applications Closed for 20212021-04-21T07:57:37-07:00

The Boy Who Watered the Trees


Hello, Perhaps you know me. My name is the Railroad Tree, and I’m a giant sequoia who stands near Beaver Creek, along the Bradley Grove Trail.  I’m surrounded by over a hundred young sequoias – thanks to a logging company, the Bradley family, and the boy who watered trees. This is my story. For over [...]

The Boy Who Watered the Trees2021-01-18T07:41:10-08:00

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