THE CHAPARRAL NEEDS YOUR HELP

By Adam Corey Thomas It is 2 am on an unpleasantly warm but predictably unnerving autumn night. The Santa Ana winds are roaring through the hills and valleys of Southern California. Throughout Los Angeles, residents are on edge. It is not the wind that they are afraid of, even though it does have a role […]

ICYMI: An Evening Under the Harvest Moon!

We here at TreePeople are still buzzing over our 32nd annual An Evening Under The Harvest Moon gala. Over 350 of our biggest supporters joined us to raise over 465,000 dollars and celebrate some of TreePeople’s dearest partners who are working with us to help create a greener, healthier, more climate-resilient future for Los Angeles […]

A Wildfire Safety Guide

The increasing threat of wildfire is Southern California’s new climate reality and it’s impossible to ignore. Hotter summers and drier winters lead to more events like the Mendocino Complex Fire of 2018 – the largest wildfire in California history that wreaked utter havoc on our state. And now, with a hot, dry fall season and […]

Environmental Learning Takes Root at Vena Ave. Elementary

Take a minute to think about your average school playground here in LA. Chances are what you’re envisioning more closely resembles a long-forgotten parking lot  – a barren, treeless expanse of cracked blacktop that fades into a mirage as the sun beats down upon it. This is a far cry from a welcoming and hospitable […]

Growing a Greener Future One Acorn at a Time

In 1977, TreePeople set roots at Coldwater Canyon Park, a 45-acre slice of wonder hidden in the Santa Monica mountains. The former fire station is home to miles of hiking trails, magnificent old oak trees, and some of the most scenic vistas in the LA.  For over 40 years, we’ve had a profound connection to […]

Growing a Green Future at Carthay Elementary

A green future is a bright future when it involves our schools. Last month, TreePeople, along with our partners Boeing and The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, helped transform the campus of Carthay Center Elementary School. With the aid of students, teachers, and all manner of volunteers from the local community, our team […]

I Am TreePeople: Yujuan Chen

Los Angeles is on the cusp of something big. Every day, more and more Angelenos are waking up to the threats climate change and extreme heat bring to life in the city. For over 40 years, TreePeople has committed itself to fighting for a greener and healthier Los Angeles. From Watts to the Santa Monica […]

I Am TreePeople: Neenah and Tiffany Paige

In 1981, TreePeople set a lofty goal to plant 1 million trees in Los Angeles by the start of the 1984 Olympics. This would be a towering feat for any organization, but TreePeople gathered all of its muscle to get it done. Many trees were distributed through local schools and field trips to TreePeople’s Coldwater […]

I Am TreePeople: Josephine Yadegar

The Highland Park neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles is going through some big changes. Once a working-class community of second and third generation immigrant families, Highland Park is now on the front lines of the gentrification battle in Los Angeles. Small family-run businesses are now trendy bars and nightclubs, neighborhood restaurants now foodie pop-ups. Tucked […]

Fires, Drought & Climate Change Terrorize Southland

Winds roar. A single spark soars in the night sky. It grows. Soon a field illuminates, a hillside, a forest. The last rains were months ago and the next chance of a storm is unknown. Flames rage toward homes. Thousands flee into the darkness, headlights searching for a way out of the suffocating smoke. This […]

Mulching Trees, Feeding Minds

In the shadow of the hustle and bustle of the old Hollywood Park Casino ground’s transformation into the Los Angeles Rams’ new stadium sits Environmental Charter Middle School – Inglewood. The school, located at the site of a former church, recently finished stage one of a three-stage retrofit to bring new learning opportunities to its […]

A Future Without Palm Trees in LA

Over a century ago, hundreds of Canary Island Date Palms found a new home across the sea in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The swaying palms brought an easy calm and tropical appeal to the area, which was home to many-a-player in Los Angeles’ burgeoning film industry, including legendary director Mack Sennett’s first […]