TreePeople launched 500-tree planting project in Rialto this Earth Day

TreePeople launched a two-year tree planting effort in Rialto’s Bud Bender Park this Earth Day, April 22, with the help of more than 100 community volunteers. TreePeople and its community partners hope to significantly increase the area’s canopy by 2025.

This is the first urban tree planting led by a nonprofit organization in Rialto, made possible by funding from Calfire and The Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund. Over the next two years, TreePeople will plant 500 trees and distribute 125 fruit trees to local residents.

“TreePeople is proud to partner with the Rialto community to ensure everyone has access to green spaces and enjoys all the benefits that trees bring,” said Marcos Trinidad, TreePeople’s Regional Director for San Bernardino and Riverside counties. “Over the next few years, we hope the entire community joins our effort to green Rialto.”

TreePeople will be holding weekly planting and tree care events in the area. To volunteer, visit