1973 Timelines: TreePeople History

The first Los Angeles Times article, “Andy vs. the Bureaucratic Deadwood,” appears in April with a public request for four thousand dollars to fund what is to be the first TreePeople activity (although no formal organization exists at this time), a summer tree planting of 8,000 trees in the San Bernardino National Forest. By summer, $10,000 is raised. The California Conservation Project is created as a non-profit corporation to handle the money needed to do the tree planting.