Steve Hofvendahl

Nursery/Fruit Tree Program Manager


With a passion for horticulture and edible landscaping, it was natural that Steve Hofvendahl would find his way to TreePeople. Attracted by our name and signature work in planting and caring for trees across L.A., Steve joined us in 2003 to manage our nursery and Fruit Tree program. He oversees the planting and care for thousands of seedlings, with an emphasis on growing California native plants for our mountain forestry programs. Steve also trains volunteers in pruning and tree care and runs our annual distribution of fruit trees to low-income communities in Los Angeles.

An avid fruit tree enthusiast with more than 100 edible fruiting plants at his Altadena home, Steve is a Master Gardener with the L.A. County and a member of California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) and North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX).