6 Ways to Be Cool and Stay Cool this Summer

Many people assume that LA is a desert— it’s not. Actually, we are one of the few places on Earth that enjoy a Mediterranean climate. That’s one of the reasons we all love living here. Regions like ours enjoy mild winters and warm summers. But you may have noticed that summers are feeling extra hot […]

I Am TreePeople: Paola Barcaccia

TreePeople is filled with amazing volunteers, but every so often, one of them shines bright against the crowd. That’s why we’re so grateful to have had the opportunity to sit down with one of our star community members, Paola Baraccia before she left the TreePeople family to move back home to Italy. What do you […]

Mulching: Less Mowing, More Growing!

It’s that time of year! Winter rains have come, the air is fresh, flowers are beginning to pop, and the days are warm and crisp. It’s the perfect time to look out over your yard and wonder: “Is it time to finally ditch the turf and bring on the mulch?” Not only does ditching turf […]

Viewpoint School Teacher Talks Trash and Compost

A sustainable future is in reach, but to get there we must plant the seeds of change in our youth today. This is why TreePeople has always invested in schools. LA is one of the most wasteful cities in the country. But we know we can be better– through empowering kids to take action on […]

UP @ Coldwater Canyon Park

When was the last time you took a walk through nature to restore balance and reconnect with your purpose in life? TreePeople’s 45-acre Coldwater Canyon Park perched atop the Santa Monica Mountains offers trails and breathtaking panoramas the San Fernando Valley and beyond to the Verdugo Mountains that cradle it. Thousands of people walk our […]

I am TreePeople: Mat Steury

The TreePeople staff is filled with amazing individuals — like Mat Steury. Mat is TreePeople’s all around handyman and IT specialist. Hailing from Auburn, Indiana, Mat and his wonderful wife, Rachel, followed the California sun to TreePeople. The two of them make one dynamic duo! Mat grew up building and renovating homes with his dad, […]

Three Reasons to Prune!

Trees are amazing living machines– they give us shade, beauty, and food! Some can live for hundreds of years. With a little bit of knowledge, care, and pruning, these trees can provide an abundance of benefits to us and the environment, and enable them to live to their full potential. Understanding basic pruning principles and […]

A Look Back at 2016’s Highlights

Happy New Year! At the dawn of this new year, we reflect on 2016 and give thanks to our amazing TreePeople community that – despite a tough drought and an even tougher year in politics – banned together to plant thousands of trees and pass climate-conscience policies. Here’s 2016 by the numbers … COMMUNITY GREENING […]

4 Climate-Conscious Gifts to Scratch off Your List

Down to the last minute for your holiday shopping? Not sure what to get that person who already has everything? Look no further!  Here are some of our favorite beautiful, practical, and climate-conscious gifts for home! Sustainable gifts help create a better future for us and  the lives of generations to come. Plus, who doesn’t […]

I am TreePeople: Isabel Zavian

“Every person holds the power to make a positive impact in their community.” -Isabel Zavian. Isabel is a changemaker. Born and raised in the LA area, Isabel Zavian grew up hiking our park’s trails. Seeing the effects the drought had on our park’s stressed trees, she felt moved to action. Once during a stay at […]

TreePeople and NRDC: Rain to the Rescue

Though the national election has left us concerned about our climate future, the environment was a clear winner in LA with the passing of Measures M and Measure A providing expanded public transportation and safe park spaces for Angelenos. LA is taking steps in the right direction to adapt and is supporting the right policies, […]

Designing Social Change

“We come to plant trees and capture the rain because a healthy LA is ours to attain.” – Jolly de Guzman Earlier this year, our Volunteer Manager, Peter Roquemore had an idea for our annual Volunteer Celebration. He wanted to give an extra special thank you to our most dedicated community who shows up every […]