A Look Back at 2016’s Highlights

Happy New Year!

At the dawn of this new year, we reflect on 2016 and give thanks to our amazing TreePeople community that – despite a tough drought and an even tougher year in politics – banned together to plant thousands of trees and pass climate-conscience policies.

Here’s 2016 by the numbers …


  • 3,700+ volunteers joined us in 2016
  • 1,500+ new trees were planted and 4,811+ trees were saved from the drought
  • We reforested the Bette Davis Picnic area near Griffith Park along with many other LA County locations.
  • 1,400+ people become new TreePeople members just last year!
  • 6 local waterways restored in the Santa Monica Area




  • California State Board of Education adopted a new Science Curriculum Framework with standards for school greening and hands-on environmental education modeled on TreePeople’s outdoor classroom approach
  • 222,000+ LA County students were touched by our school outreach projects!
  • 16,000 students at 180 different LA County schools learned about eco-literacy!
  • 300+ super-teachers were trained to lead the next generation of climate champions.



With your support, TreePeople will continue to protect and grow our urban forests, inspire the next generation of climate champions and shape public policy on issues that matter most to our communities and our environment.

Let’s make 2017 count in our fight to create the climate-resilient, water-secure Los Angeles of the future. Become a member or renew your membership to stay up to date on opportunities for hikes, classes, and volunteering!

By Caitlin Dunham

After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Forestry and Natural Resource Management, Caitlin discovered a passion for working in social media and marketing and eventually found her way to TreePeople. With her unique forestry and marketing background, Caitlin is now growing and thriving within TreePeople’s Yurt Village. She loves that she can bridge the gap between science and marketing and is at the frontlines of educating Angelenos on trees and how they can save LA.