Five Chances to Roll Up Your Sleeves for Trees, December 8

December 8 is a great day to volunteer! TreePeople invites you to pick your favorite among five rewarding opportunities to pitch in and make Los Angeles a greener city.

If you feel ready for advanced tree care, join us at a school campus in Westchester to prune semi-mature trees. Coming from points north and east? Head to a LAUSD school in Pacoima, where we’ll be weeding, watering, and mulching nearly 40 young trees planted over the last two years. “We want their growth spurt to rival the 5th graders’!” says TreePeople’s Pam Gibson. If slightly higher altitudes are your preference, get involved in Santa Monica Mountains restoration in Agoura Hills, where your help is needed to halt the invasion of weeds that destroy the floral beauty of the wetlands and trails. If Lake View Terrace is more convenient, train there to be a leader supervising volunteers during our restoration efforts this spring in the Angeles National Forest. Finally, you’re always welcome to help out at TreePeople’s 45-acre hilltop headquarters in Coldwater Canyon, where we could use a hand thinning invasive plants and protecting slopes from erosion.

Visit TreePeople’s online calendar to register.

By Mollie Stephens

Mollie Stephens came to TreePeople as a transplant from Maryland, missing the sprawling forests of the East Coast. Getting her hands dirty with TreePeople convinced her that she could make Los Angeles her new home, and her passion is matching volunteers with experiences that will connect them with their community. When she's not digging in the dirt, she enjoys cooking, reading and kayaking.