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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Western Drought Hits Our Local Mountains

Spring and early summer are typically the best time of year to experience the incredible beauty of our local mountains. From the charismatic Humboldt lily to the humble larkspur, the rugged lands surrounding the LA Basin teem with unique and brilliant life – but this year was different. The weather station at Van Nuys Airport […]

TreePeople Brings Environmental Education Into The Classroom

Supporting the next generation of environmental leaders has been at the forefront of TreePeople’s mission for almost 50 years — ever since we were founded on the dreams of a 15-year-old boy trying to change the world. That spirit is still growing strong today.  As the new school year starts and teachers and students return […]

Planting Trees Can Help Communities Beat the Heat

Tree canopy is our first line of defense against the heat impacts of climate change.

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 […]