1970 Timelines: TreePeople History

At at a camp up in the San Bernardino Mountains, 15 year old camp counselor, Andy Lipkis, learned that air pollution from the city was killing trees all around his camp and throughout the forests of southern California. The US Forest Service rangers shared with the campers that the trees were dying so quickly there would possibly be no forest remaining by the year 2000 — unless someone replanted the forest with smog resistant trees. Since the government wasn’t doing anything, Andy figured it was up to kids like him and his fellow campers to take action.