Los Angeles Is Not A Desert

It’s hard to go a day in Southern California without overhearing someone say, “Well, you know LA is a desert.” Let’s get this out of the way immediately — Los Angeles is one hundred percent, categorically not a desert. Southern California does have desert environments, but you have to go out to say Joshua Tree…

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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 where. The evening kicked off with TreePeople CEO Cindy Montańez and board chair Philip Boesch showcasing TreePeople’s impact in at-risk communities across…

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Artist Kim Dorland On Trees, Nature and Our Connection to the Natural World.

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. Toronto’s Kim Dorland is one of the most forward thinking artists today when it comes to showcasing the wonders of our forests. His inventive brush work and detailed…

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TreePeople Celebrates Historic $150 Investment In School Greening

This August, as six million students were making their way back to barren, concrete school campuses throughout the state, thousands from the TreePeople community joined our call for California to go big and invest in school greening. With the help of local champions in the legislature pushing to fund greener campuses for California students, Senate…

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Big News on School Greening

The first step toward TreePeople’s commitment to green schools in Los Angeles began last weekend as extreme heat-producing asphalt was removed from 112th St. Elementary School in Watts to make way for 19 trees and a reading garden. The project is part of six public school campuses TreePeople will green beginning this school year, including…

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The Black Angels’ Alex Maas on the band’s environmentally charged new single “El Jardin”

In a new series of content, 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.  Since 2004, Austin Texas’ The Black Angels have staked their claim as being one of the most exciting and forward thinking bands…

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Our Planting Season In Review

And that’s a wrap! Thanks to your help, another TreePeople planting season is in the books. Through our network of community champions, volunteers, donors and partners, TreePeople built upon our legacy of creating greener communities, restoring ecosystems and uniting people across Southern California in the simple act of planting a tree.  In the words of…

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2021: A Year in Review

2021 was a banner year for TreePeople. What began as a time of uncertainty, with the pandemic moving into its second year, blossomed into a year of hope and renewal as TreePeople expanded its work into new communities and in new directions. 2021 also saw the return of the in-person volunteer events that have been…

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Let’s Green Riverside – TreePeople Returns to the Inland Empire

In the summer of 1973, the first stirrings of what would become TreePeople began in the mountains above Riverside, California. Those early efforts by teenagers to help protect and restore the San Bernardino National Forest soon blossomed into Southern California’s largest environmental movement—mobilizing 3 million volunteers to plant 3 million trees. Earlier this month, TreePeople…

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Tree Planting in Lynwood Begins!

If you asked TreePeople staff what they remember most from our tree planting events it would probably be the smiles of children getting the chance to play in the dirt, or the stories of community members on why they chose to spend their weekends volunteering and giving back. But what happens behind the scenes to…

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Become a Community Forester and Bring Trees to Your Neighborhood

Do you want more trees in your neighborhood? Does your block need a cooling dose of shade? Do you want to learn first hand how you can take a leadership role in your community? Become a Community Forester today!  Here at TreePeople, the belief that each and every one of us has the power to…

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New Trees Take Root in Watts

It’s 8:30 on a Saturday morning. The late summer sun beats down on a grid of blacktop. It’s already hot enough that the stop sign at the end of the block is almost hidden by a mirage. But something is different about today. Trees line the sidewalk on both sides of the street, waiting to…

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