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A Do-Gooding Tree Hugging Holiday Gift Alternative

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Beautiful wintry scene in the Angeles National Forest (Photo by Matt McGrath Photo via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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If you're struggling to find a gift for the proverbial person who has everything, and that person happens to be the sort who would rather do some good for the earth than get another "thing" they don't need, TreePeople's Holiday Tree Dedication might just be an eco-friendly solution with a very local focus.

In order to replace the trees lost in the 2009 Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest, TreePeople is running a tree dedication gifting program again this year. You can buy a tree and dedicate it to someone on your gift list, and with the help of volunteers, the organization will plant 23,000 native seedlings each year in this forest right outside our city.

How much is it? "A Tree Dedication gift starts at $25 for one tree and the recipient will receive a personalized greeting card. Multiple trees can be dedicated, or for a gift of $100 a special certificate announcing a grove of trees will be sent to the recipient." Plus, you're saving on the trip to the mall and the gift wrap! Win, win!