Trees in cities are more than amenities, they play a critical role in urban health.
Trees are a long-term investment and add real value in dollars and cents to a community. In fact, the larger the tree is, the greater the benefits are (cleaner air, more shade, lower costs for stormwater controls, longer time between resurfacing streets). Looking at the costs and benefits, we come out ahead when we plant trees.
TreePeople's success is highly-dependent on donations and memberships. We also receive some support from foundations and governmental agencies. You can join TreePeople as a member and support a greener LA today!
For general tree selection advice, visit SelecTree. The website provides valuable information to help you select the best species regarding your specific needs.
If you want to get more details about transforming your yard into a drought-resistant landscape, we recommend contacting a certified arborist that will be able to identify your needs and provide you with the best solutions. The International Society of Arboriculture has a database of all certified arborists. You can search their website by zip code to find an arborist near you.
Absolutely! Our Citizen Forestry program teaches ordinary people the extraordinary skills of renewing the urban landscape by planting and caring for trees. For more than 40 years, these programs have been a vibrant model of civic engagement, bringing people together to make our cities more livable.
TreePeople is not able to accept the donation of live trees. We have a small nursery for our native species that we cultivate for habitat restoration in the mountains. These trees are sensitive to diseases, and introducing other trees into the nursery creates a risk. If you are interested in another resource for donating trees, we suggest the websites nextdoor.com, freecycle.org and craigslist.org. We've found that people are often willing to adopt trees and relocate them to their own homes. You can also reach out to your local parks and nurseries, or your local Master Garderner branch as they may be able to reach out to their constituents to see if they are interested in adopting your tree.
We recommend contacting a certified arborist that will be able to assess the situation and take care of your trees.The International Society of Arboriculture has a database of all certified arborists. You can search their website by zip code to find an arborist near you.
Mulch is very important if you want your trees to grow healthy and strong!
The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works has a free mulch giveaway program for city residents. To find the location nearest you, visit the City of LA mulch program page. You are allowed to take as much mulch as you want. All you need to do is bring your own shovel and bags.
If you don't live in the LA, we suggest contacting your local city government about whether they have a mulch giveaway program.
LA is heavily-reliant on imported water. Transporting this water is very expensive and also carries many negative environmental impacts.
Many of our programs focus on creating more local water supply and on cutting down the amount of water used for external usage.
Yes there are! Take one of our Green City Workshops to learn how to transform your yard into a drought-resistant landscape! You'll discover how you can qualify for incentives and discounts, as well as walk away with resources to make your project a success.
If you decide to remove your turf, you may qualify for a rebate from the California Friendly® Landscape Incentive Program. The rebate amount for this program changed on November 1, 2014. The rebate increased to $3.75 per square foot for the first 1,500 square feet of residential turf replaced with water wise landscaping features.
TreePeople's special partnership let's you purchase a high quality rain barrel from through our partner Rain Barrels International . The special TreePeople pre-rebate price is $85, and after MWD rebate it is FREE!
If you want to learn more about drought solutions, you also may be interested in joining us for one of our free Drought Solutions and Native Plant Tour. We lead tours the first Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at our headquarters located in Coldwater Canyon Park, 12601 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills 90210.
We also hold a free Drought Solutions and Native Plant Tour. We lead tours the first Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at our headquarters located in Coldwater Canyon Park, 12601 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills 90210.
We'd love you have you volunteer with us. To get started, take a look at our volunteer calendar of events and select an event that suites your interest and availability. Once you are registered, a confirmation with event details and directions will be emailed to you. If an event is full, please check to see if we have space at another event on the same day. If not, please keep us in mind in the future
If you want to go the extra mile, you can become a Volunteer Leader! We could not do our work without the assistance of volunteer leaders who provide the instruction and inspiration to make our work successful. If you're a natural leader or you want to develop your leadership skills, this may be your calling.
Sure. When possible, we encourage volunteers to make a lower impact by carpooling. If you would like to provide or are seeking a ride, please visit the TreePeople Carpool Facebook group.
If you are registered to participate in one of our volunteer opportunities and have extra space in your car, or are seeking a ride, feel free to post here to see if others need a ride or have additional seats!