6 Years Healing a Burn Area Changed Me Forever

The Sayre Fire of 2008 burned over 11,000 acres in Sylmar and resulted in the loss of nearly 500 homes. It was the worst loss of homes due to fire in LA’s history. That Thanksgiving, I happened to be taking my first trip to Los Angeles. I remember passing the destruction on the way out […]

5 Great Reasons to Vote for TreeMapLA

We’ve got one last day before voting for LA2050’s grants closes, and we need your help to boost us up to the lead! Here are some great reasons to vote for TreeMapLA: Reason #1: A well-populated map can help us find our way to a greener, healthier, more sustainable Los Angeles.   Reason #2: With […]

Thirsty Thursday Quenches the Drought AND Your Thirst

“Trees need people, people need trees” – if you’ve ever worked with TreePeople, you know the rhythmic lilt of that chant as well as you know the story of the 15-year-old boy who tore up a parking lot with his bare hands to plant a grove of trees (so the legend goes) and started the […]

TreeMapLA: The Key to LA’s Urban Ecosystem

As you may have already heard, TreePeople is really excited about TreeMapLA, a tool that will allow Angelenos to map trees and watershed solutions–like rain barrels and rain gardens–to help all of Los Angeles learn just how valuable our urban forest and watersheds are!

When Is the Best Time to Plant a Tree in LA?

As the Forestry Projects Senior Manager at TreePeople,  I have the privilege to see firsthand the changes that tree planting and tree care events make in the lives of volunteer participants. I love watching the joy that comes over them when they step back and see the difference they’ve made.  Over time, they realize that […]

Become a Volunteer Tree Mapper – Unite with TreePeople!

TreeMapLA, brought to you by TreePeople, is a powerful new tool to help residents grow LA’s urban forest. This ambitious effort aims to involve Angelenos of all ages in mapping every tree in Greater Los Angeles. On the website, it’s easy to enter every tree’s location, species, and current size as well as update its […]