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TreePeople Names New CEO

TreePeople Helps Water Conservation Goals

$1 Million Legacy Gift Announced at TreePeople’s Annual Gala

Treepeople Offers Solutions To Survive and Thrive In California’s Drought



TreePeople Receives $100,000 Commitment from RBC Blue Water Project

TreePeople Gives Away 1,100 Fruit Trees in Northeast San Fernando Valley

10 Schools Win Trip to Help Restore Station Fire Burn Areas:
TreePeople-Edison International TreeByTree Social Media Campaign Sends Students to Mountains

Social Media Campaign Launches to Restore Angeles National Forest:
Los Angeles Area Students Seek to Win Trip to Plant Trees


December 15, 2012

October 20, 2012

September 15, 2012
TreePeople Selected to Receive Starbucks™ Youth Action Grant

August 16, 2012
TreePeople Offers Tree ID Walk in Griffith Park

July 25, 2012
Fire Prevention Action: Santa Monica Mountains

March 21, 2012
Volunteer Tree Planting in Station Fire-Burned Area

January 27, 2012
Harvest Forecast: Tons of Fresh Fruit in Inglewood

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May 10, 2011
TreePeople Hosts 1st Annual Green City Fair on June 4

January 4, 2011
Charity Navigator: TreePeople Outperforms Most Charities in U.S. - 4-Star Rating Given for Second Consecutive Year

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December 11, 2010
Angeles Forest Gains 49 New Volunteer Leaders - Restoration Supervisors Trained with TreePeople

November 24, 2010
TreePeople and Olive View - UCLA Medical Center Volunteers Replant Sylmar after 2008 Sayre Fire

November 23, 2010
TreePeople’s Final 2010 Full Moon Hike -December 21, Winter Solstice

November 10, 2010
Help Heal the Angeles Forest this Holiday Season - Dedicate a Tree

June 29, 2010 $14,000 Whole Foods Market Donation to TreePeople - Community Giving Days from 5 Valley Stores Support Urban Forestry Nonprofit

June 25, 2010 10 Years of Outdoor Summer Theatre at Its Best! - Alfred Hitchcock Radio Play Kicks Off TreePeople’s 10th Season

June 24, 2010 Free Citizen Forester Training, July 10, Boyle Heights - TreePeople Teaches How to Bring Trees to Streets, Schools and Local Parks

May 25, 2010 L.A. Nonprofit Gets $50K from The Pepsi Refresh Project on TODAY Show TreePeople Boosts Funding for Fire Restoration in Angeles Nat’l Forest

April 6, 2010
TreePeople and 140hours Announce Partnership for Earth Day 2010

March 10, 2010
Charity Navigator Awards 4-Star Rating to TreePeople

March 4, 2010
Forest Aid Year II Launches in San Bernardino Nat’l Forest March 4 - 3,500 Volunteers needed to plant 25,000 trees, March 27-May 10

March 3, 2010
Forest Aid Year II Launches in San Bernardino National Forest March 4 Press Conference, Sempra Donates $50K U.S. Forest Service teams with nonprofits & volunteers to replant burned areas

February 24, 2010
$50,000 Sempra Gift for San Bernardino Wildfire Restoration - Feb. 24 check presentation at Coldwater Canyon Park, L.A. for 2010 spring planting season

February, 2010
9,000 Fruit Trees Given Away in Los Angeles in Jan. and Feb - TreePeople brings food and hope to underserved communities

January, 2010
Board of Public Works Casts Unanimous Vote Supporting City of Los Angeles LID Ordinance - TreePeople and Partners Continue Adoption Efforts at City Hall

January, 2010
Collect the Rainwater - TreePeople Captures more than 70,000 Gallons from Three-Day L.A. Storms

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December, 9, 2009
TreePeople Receives $2,500 Campus Forestry Grant - ERM Foundation Supports “Greening” ofL.A. Schools

October 30, 2009
$25,000 Gift by Victoria Principal for Angeles Fire Restoration - Kicks Off $250,000 Fundraising Goal

October 17, 2009
Breast Cancer Memorial Tree Planting Saturday Oct. 17

October 12, 2009
SB 790 Passes – A Step Forward for California’s Water Future

October 3, 2009
Green Hollywood Supports L.A.’s Urban Forest Oct. 3

September 21, 2009
Angeles Nat’l Forest Fires Spur Phase II of the CA Wildfire Restoration Initiative

July 30, 2009
21st Century Infrastructure Forum Explores Links Between Public Health, Economy and Environment

May 28, 2009
20, 250 Trees Planted by 2,547 Volunteers - Forest Aid Meets ’09 Goal in San Bernardino Nat’l Forest

April 26, 2009
College Football Team Helps with Largest So. Calif. Volunteer Effort to Restore Public Lands - Univ. of Redlands Athletes Plant in Fire Ravaged San Bernardino Nat’l Forest

April 25, 2009
Volunteers Plant 150 Trees At Fire-Damaged Stetson Ranch Park in Sylmar - Adjoins Oakridge Mobile Home Park Devastation

March 1, 2009
12,000 Fruit Trees Given Away in Los Angeles - TreePeople brings food and hope to underserved communities

February 9, 2009
Rescue the Rainwater - TreePeople Captures 216,000 Gallons from Recent Storms

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December 9, 2008
Andy Lipkis to be Inducted Into International Ashoka Fellowship

November 18, 2008
Forest Aid Launches in San Bernardino Nat’l Forest Nov. 18 - Volunteers needed to team with U.S. Forest Service and nonprofits in fire devastated areas

November 10, 2008
Designers Learn from Nature to Achieve a Platinum-Perfect Building USGBC Awards LEED Platinum to Los Angeles’ Center for Community Forestry

October 12, 2008
The Walt Disney Company Grants $1.5 Million to TreePeople to Reforest Fire-Ravaged Areas Surrounding Los Angeles

October 10, 2008
Green Hollywood Supports L.A.’s Urban Forest Oct. 11

October 2, 2008
Annette Bening Launches TreePeople Center - $10 Million Public Education Resource Serves Youth and Adults

June 5, 2008
$1 Million So. Calif. Wildfire Grant Awarded to TreePeople by Boeing

March 19, 2008
Used Box Company Increases Donation to TreePeople

January, 29, 2008
Jewish Community Foundation & TreePeople Partner to ‘Green’ L.A. County Schools

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November 29, 2007
Griffith Park First Tree Planting with TreePeople, L.A. City Recreation and Parks and Teen Stars Tyler Neitzel and Blake Neitzel

November 2, 2007
Tree Jamboree: TreePeople and Girl Scouts Partner in Granada Hills Nov. 11, 400 Girls Scouts to Plant 95 Trees in L.A. City Park

October, 9, 2007
Hollywood Supports the Urban Forest on Oct. 13: Fred Willard, Jessica Tuck, Amy Brenneman and Others Celebrate TreePeople's 34 Years of Community Service at Annula Gala

September, 6, 2007
TreePeople Publishes Report on Innovative Rainwater Projects, Three Los Angeles Demonstration Sites Featured

August 8, 2007
Hollywood Premier of Leonardo DiCaprio's Film The 11th Hour: TreePeople's Andy Lipkis Calls on Angelinos to Reduce L.A.’s Damaging Carbon Footprint

August 3, 2007
Leonardo DiCaprio’s 11th Hour Documentary Features TreePeople's Andy Lipkis

April 2, 2007
Unique Way to Celebrate Mother’s Day & Mother Nature

February 23, 2007
Presidential Honors to Andy Lipkis for a Lifetime of Service

February 4, 2007
Greening Hollywood One Tree at a Time, Feb. 4 Planting in Runyon Canyon for Tu B’Shvat

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November 13, 2006
Stuff Global Warming in Your Stocking – Dedicate A Tree, Send a Gift That Fits Everyone on Your List!

November 4, 2006
Million Trees LA and TreePeople 'Green' Northeast Valley's Hansen Dam Regional Park: 200 Volunteers Plant Trees

October 20, 2006
Hollywood Supports TreePeople Oct. 21 - Patrick Dempsey, Ted Danson, Peter Horton, Jimmy Smits, Jessica Tuck Celebrate TreePeople’s 33 Years of Community Service at Annual Gala

October 5, 2006
Join TreePeople for Three Spooky-Themed Halloween Hikes!

September 28, 2006
Slain Community Watchdog Honored at Oct. 7 Tree Planting

September 27, 2006
TreePeople & the Los Angeles City Recreation and Parks to Plant 300,000 Trees on City Parklands

May 8, 2006
Celebrate Mother’s Day and Mother Nature at TreePeople’s Family Forest Festival & Tree Care, Saturday May 13

April 16, 2006
TreePeople Volunteer Full Moon Hike Leaders Needed

March 30, 2006
Leonardo DiCaprio Dedicates a Tree for Mother’s Day

January 21, 2006
Help Green Griffith Park!

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October 29, 2005
TreePeople to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

September 24, 2005
Celebrate National Public Lands Day and Mother Nature

August 20, 2005
Preparation for Free Fruit Trees Begins Early

July 2, 2005
First Day in Office, Mayor Villaraigosa Shares “Green Vision” of L.A. , Shows Commitment to Community Building

April 28, 2005
Turning Point for L.A. ’s Water Future

March 3, 2005
Flash Flood Demonstration Turns Rain into a Resource

February 19, 2005
Fruit Trees to be Given Away in Environmental Justice Area

January 15, 2005
Joan of Arcadia Star Plants Seeds of Environmentalism in the Hollywood Hills

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December 2, 2004
Green is the New Black, TreePeople Launches Enrvironmental Makeover Ad Campaign

October 22, 2004
Join TreePeople for Three Spooky-themed Halloween Hikes

October 21, 2004
TreePeople Names Tom Hansen New Executive Director

October 7, 2004
Simplify Your Gift Giving This Holiday Season – Dedicate a Tree

September 30, 2004
Sun Valley Watershed Community Fiesta

September 12, 2004
Driving from Extinction: Oil, Air & Automobiles

July 18, 2004
Our Ecological Footrprint: The International Forest

June 29, 2004
Fruit Tree Giveaways Bring Food, Shade and Hope to Los Angeles ’ Underserved Neighborhoods

January 11, 2004
Volunteers to Restore Local Park with Hundreds of Native Trees

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