Keep Your Tools Clean = Keep Your Plants Healthy!

If you like to trim in your garden, there is nothing like a new pair of pruners when cutting flowers and pruning trees and shrubs.  They are so clean, sharp, and cut like butter! Oftentimes we don’t take care of our gardening tools—letting them get rusty, dull, and clogged with sap and sawdust, making you […]

HOW-TO: Start Birdwatching

One benefit of trees is that they provide habitat for wildlife such as birds. Trees are important for birds because provide food in the form of fruit or insects and make perfect homes for nesting. Kenny Derieg, our Waste Reduction and Recycling Specialist, is an avid bird-watcher and has shared some insightful tips on how […]

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A COVID-19-Safe Eco Book Club Starter Kit!

In the wake of COVID-19, we are all sitting at home wondering how in the world we are going to keep busy while being responsible and socially isolating ourselves.  Well, do we have a solution for you!   Our staff loves reading about trees and the environment (obviously). Most of you out there can admire the […]

Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays

Over 350,000 house fires happen every year and December and January are the peak months for these awful occurrences. A big contributor to the statistics is the holidays: during these months, we’re using fire and products that can cause fires more than any other time of year.  We want to make sure you stay safe […]

After the Fires, We Will Rebuild

TreePeople has launched the Emergency Fire Recovery Fund: a fundraising initiative that will be used to restore the landscapes of the surrounding mountains affected by wildfires that have ravaged Southern California. In the wake of the Saddleridge, Palisades, Tick, Getty, Easy, and Maria fires, our work as protectors and restorers of these delicate ecosystems is […]

We have a HUGE Announcement!

In order to move more aggressively to provide solutions to the environmental peril facing Los Angeles, TreePeople announced today that it has accepted leadership over the Calabasas-based Mountain Restoration Trust and its stewardship of 3,000 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains! The move positions TreePeople as the largest environmental non-profit in the region and one […]

A Look at Environmental Education at TreePeople

TreePeople is known across Southern California for planting trees, but that’s not all we do.  One of our most important jobs is deepening knowledge of the environment and our relationship to it with as many people as possible. This is why we have an environmental education team (aka the “EE Team”) in our Yurt Village. […]

Good for the Environment: Inside and Out

It is one thing to talk your talk, it is another to walk your walk! In a unique partnership, BIO-K+, an international, family-run biotech company that specializes in the research, manufacturing and marketing of their Bio-K+ probiotics, is working together with TreePeople to take care of our environment – inside and out!  With a goal […]

Rotted in the Roots: Phytophthora 101

TreePeople’s gorgeous nursery is pristine. Its manager, Jack Smith, runs a tight ship in order to keep the plants inside safe and protected.  Those who enter must pass through a massive enclosure and wash their shoes in order to even go near the plants. This keeps deer, many herbivorous insects, and plant pathogens like Phytophthora […]

Weeds of the Garden

Love ‘em or hate ‘em they are hard to ignore – whether they are producing lovely flowers or taking over the garden! What really is a weed? Basically, it is a plant growing where you don’t want it to grow.  When caring for your low-water use, climate-appropriate garden, weeds can overtake a garden (especially after […]

Celebrating our Urban Foresters

In cities throughout Los Angeles, where extreme heat marks the summer seasons, trees are a key component in creating safer, more comfortable neighborhoods. That’s why we’re so happy to see citizens taking the initiative to fill in the gaps in spaces that need these trees. Take Holmby- Westwood, for example, where citizen foresters took it […]