10 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer MORE!

By now we know that climate change is causing more frequent extreme weather events. Let’s face it: it’s no fun living in a city where our forecast is either drought or flood. Just this month, Angelenos have seen multiple fires pop up around our county and the summer heat is just beginning. So what can […]

The DO’s and DON’Ts of Compost

Compost is a climate-appropriate garden’s best friend!  Compost offers tons of benefits for your landscape. It enriches the soil, delivers nutrients to plants and keeps water in the ground to help fight drought. Who knew healthy soil could do so much? Compost is made from food scraps and organic matter, which contain lots of nutrients […]

6 Tree Facts Every American Should Know

It’s the Fourth of July! America is known for many things: freedom, baseball, diversity and more. But when you think of America, do you think of trees? You should! With a vast variety of climates, America offers tree-lovers all kinds to celebrate today. So, in honor of America’s many trees, we bring you 6 fun […]

4 Highlights from Earth Day Soiree

We’re so proud to share that our first ever Earth Day Soiree was a huge success! We were thrilled to be joined by our dedicated supporters who share our vision for a greener LA. Here are some of our favorite highlights: Our Lead Certified Arborist, Linda Eremita, was our resident Dr. Tree–taking people’s tree questions […]

Commit to Healthy Soil on Earth Day

April is Earth Month–a time for us to appreciate the beauty and resilience of our world. It’s also the perfect opportunity for us to commit to protecting our environment for generations to come, especially as we face growing concerns over our changing climate. That’s why cultivating healthy soil matters! Believe it or not, healthy soil […]

I Am TreePeople : Vahagn Karapetyan

“Good for your body, good for your mind, good for your confidence.” At least, that’s how Vahagn Karapetyan, one of our Volunteer Supervisors, describes his involvement with TreePeople. In his years of service, we’ve truly come to rely on him. In fact, there’s an ongoing belief in our Forestry Department that when Vahagn signs up […]

Q&A: Emily Deschanel, actor — “Global warming is a serious problem that the next generation will inherit.”

Emily Deschanel is best known for her role as Dr. Temperance Brennan on the hit show Bones. In addition to acting and producing, Emily is also an avid environmentalist and a TreePeople supporter.  Learn more about how she’s taking action in her life to make Los Angeles green! What do you feel is the most urgent […]

Speak Up for LA’s Water Future

El Niño isn’t panning out to be the drought buster we had hoped. Despite the recent rain, scientists believe prolonged drought is in California’s future. We shouldn’t be surprised. The links between climate change and extreme weather patterns are undeniable. Weather satellites marked February as the hottest month on record, and our recent weather has […]

Join Our Twitter Party to Celebrate #WorldWaterDay

Between 1997 to 2010, Australia experienced the devastating “Millennium Drought,” a period that brought the region’s longest stretch of drought on record. Four years in, their drought was similar to California’s current experience: overwhelming and destructive. To learn from Australia’s experience, TreePeople has been leading the way in research to adopt drought solutions locally. In […]

Design Our Next Shirt!

Calling all creative TreePeople! If you have been to a tree care, planting or outreach event, you’ve probably noticed the green shirts our staff, volunteer and restoration supervisors wear. It’s a staple of our volunteer events! But we’re ready for a new design and want YOU to be involved! Here’s your chance to become a […]

Training a Green Workforce for LA’s Water Future

Climate change research is creating wild weather patterns. Here in California, we’re already experiencing the impact. Longer droughts. Flash floods. More intense weather patterns like El Niño. The conditions seem to fluctuate week by week. If that’s our experience now, imagine the impacts we’ll see 10 years from now, and beyond. That’s why TreePeople is […]

Welcome our new CEO, Cindy Montanez

We’re excited to announce the addition of former California State Assembly Member, Cindy Montañez as the new CEO of TreePeople. She will be working alongside our Founder and President, Andy Lipkis to meet the unique climate and environmental challenges our region faces. Cindy is an Angeleno through and through, bringing extensive policy experience and deep […]