The relocation of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo to the bigger and better facility included many improvements for staff to provide better care to the animals and give patrons a more enjoyable experience when visiting the Zoo. One downside was the site contained only one mature existing tree. Since the grand opening, staff have added shade options by planting over 30 trees in the last year alone, ranging in height from 6ft to 18ft. This month we are excited to announce that another 22 trees were strategically added along pathways to provide shade in the afternoon for the animals and to improve the patron experience. The alpine trees planted included ten Maples and twelve Quaking Aspens. As these new trees grow, guests will notice the enhanced alpine nature feeling as they enjoy the Zoo.