Woolsey Fire Aftermath, November 2018 - Slide the image above to see before and after pictures.
TreePeople 2018 End of Year in Pictures and Timeline
As 2018 comes to a close, TreePeople reflects on the highs and lows that have impacted our local communities and environment during the course of this year. The Woolsey Fire, for example, brought devastation to our doorstep. But from the surviving saplings scattered amongst the ashes of the fire, we can see clearly that TreePeople's mountain restoration work has been an effective tool in mitigating the destructive effects of wildfires.
In the slider above, you will see how the trees that you donated and helped us plant in our mountain forests survived the recent fires. The invasive grasses on the left and right side of the hill burned, while the saplings in the center, which were planted and nurtured by TreePeople remain in tact. We protected them by removing invasive grasses from surrounding them; and we protected the large oaks in the center by removing the dead leaves underneath it and using it for mulch to support the saplings. The removal of the leaves, helped to protect the oaks from the fire.
But we won’t let the devastation of the last year define it. We’d like to take a moment to look back on everything that made our 2018 great.
THANK YOU for spending 2018 with us. We are proud of the work we’ve done, of the work you’ve done with us, and of the work we will do together for many, many years to come ensuring that TreePeople continues its mission to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share our process as a model for the world.
Woolsey Fire Follow-Up: TreePeople assesses the damage to our planting sites that were affected by the Woolsey fire. Most of our saplings survived along with oaks we cared for! To see more photos of those saplings, visit our Flickr Album.