Pando is the world's largest tree

Friends of Pando is working to educate the public, support researchers, and inspire stewardship

A Friend of Pando is a Friend of Mine

Friends of Pando is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the world’s largest known tree, Pando, a quaking aspen that spreads out across 106 acres in the heartland of Utah. Its 47,000 branches appear to us as unique tree trunks, but are genetically identical parts of the same tree connected by a  massive root system.

Operating under the ethos, “A friend of Pando is a friend of mine“, Friends of Pando welcomes all who share our passion for this magnificient tree. Our mission to educate the public, inspire stewardship and support researchers would not be possible without the generous donations of our supporters. Please consider making a year-end gift to help support our work.

Featured Programs

Friends of Pando programs are geared towards educating the public about the tree, documenting it to support researchers and land managers, and inspiring stewardship.

Kids for Pando

Kids for Pando - drawing of three trees with two children

In Fall of 2021, Friends of Pando will launch educational workshops geared toward K-12 students inviting teachers, community leaders, students and their families to learn about the tree and take part in a letter writing program to name Pando the official tree of Utah.

Virtual Pando

Virtual Pando at the National Mall

Friends of Pando has begun work on “Pando: The World’s Tree” A Virtual Land Art Installation. This unique virtual land art exhibit will allow people to “hike” Pando’s expanse using their cell phones, view 3-D photos of Pando at various points, and watch short videos to learn about the tree.

Artist in Residency

Artist in Residency

In Spring of 2022, Friends of Pando will reveal a pilot program to establish an artist-in-residency program, inviting storytellers, multimedia, visual and documentary artists, to record the tree in all the seasons of its life while living and working in the land Pando calls home.


Friends of Pando is an all volunteer organization and as such, we are always looking for people who are interested in helping understand, document and celebrate Pando.

Today, we need help with a number of projects including the Pando Photographic Survey, rehabilitating the land around Pando, and summer research work with scientists studying the tree.

Visit our volunteer page to review opportunities and sign up. 

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About Us

Friends of Pando is a not-for-profit organization operating under fiscal sponsorship of Snow College via in kind donations.

To learn more about how you can support our work, visit the About Us Page. 


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