2023: TreePeople’s Work In Review

We want to thank our entire TreePeople family for making our 2023 one to remember. It’s with your help that we were able to grow our work into new communities, expand our restoration presence in our local mountains, and bring some amazing talent back to our Coldwater Canyon Park headquarters for spectacular events. We launched…

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TreePeople Volunteers Help Bring the Green to Pacoima Middle School

Only feet away from Interstate 5–where hundreds of thousands of vehicles roll down the freeway every day–a team of TreePeople staff and volunteers assembled at Pacoima Middle School on Saturday, October 14th to bring dozens of new trees and much needed green space to the campus. As the temperatures soared to over 90 degrees, concrete…

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Our Work: TreePeople’s Planting Season In Review

As the days start warming up and we come to the end of another planting season, we want to thank YOU for making this – TreePeople’s 50th year of partnering with communities to plant a greener California – such a special year for us. From Inglewood to the Angeles National Forest to the Inland Empire,…

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The Magical Relationship Between Fungi and Our Trees and Plants

Recent research has revealed that the relationship between fungi and trees is much more complex than previously thought. Fungi have long been known to form symbiotic relationships with trees, exchanging nutrients and helping trees absorb water. However, scientists have now discovered that these relationships extend beyond individual trees to form a complex network of underground…

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Composer Andre Corea on the Natural World and Art as Activism

TreePeople is interviewing artists that are actively trying to bring people into the environmental movement through their art. This series includes musicians, visual artists, poets and more. Andre Corea is a composer, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist whose passion for environmental action is at the heart of his music. He has composed music for films showcased…

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Alt-Rockers The Moss on Nature and Inspiration

TreePeople is interviewing artists that are actively trying to bring people into the environmental movement through their art. This series includes musicians, visual artists, poets and more. Formed in Oahu, HI, before finding a home in Salt Lake City, UT, The Moss are a fast-rising alternative rock band whose blend of fuzzed-out riffs and surf-inspired…

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TreePeople Impact Report

In 2022 TreePeople continued to adapt to our changing times; we were able to center our purpose around the communities we serve through a return to connecting with people face-to-face, classroom-to-classroom, and volunteer-to-volunteer, in addition to providing online resources and education. TreePeople’s Coldwater Canyon Park is once again welcoming groups of excited schoolchildren to experience Eco…

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What I Learned Planting My Native Garden

Are you thinking of replacing your lawn with a native garden? Turning your yard into a native landscape can be a powerful tool in protecting local habitat, saving you money on your water bill and lowering your carbon footprint. It can seem like a daunting challenge: where do you start, how hard is it to…

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TreePeople and Water In Southern California – A Decades Long Push for a Resilient Future

“The story of Los Angeles is the story of water,” remarks Peter Massey, TreePeople’s Project Manager of Water Equity Programs, noting how California’s modern history is so deeply intertwined with water issues.  The booming population expansion and growth into an agricultural superpower that defined California in the 20th century would not have been possible without…

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TreePeople’s 2022: A Big Year for a Greener California

As 2022 comes to a close, we here at TreePeople are looking back at what was an exciting year for creating a greener future across Southern California. With the help of people like you – our volunteers, our donors, those who spread the word, and those who fought alongside us to push for resilient cities,…

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An Evening Under The Harvest Moon 2022 A Resounding Success For Greening Los Angeles

On October 8th, 2022 TreePeople’s An Evening Under The Harvest Moon fundraiser returned to Coldwater Canyon Park. For one night only, our woodland wonderland was transformed into a magical ballroom under the stars. The evening kicked off with TreePeople CEO Cindy Montańez and board chair Philip Boesch showcasing TreePeople’s impact in at-risk communities across Southern…

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