TreePeople’s Park Also Suffering From Drought

This is—well, was—Elvis Presleaf, one of the oldest trees here in our park. After 80 years of life, Mr. Presleaf was just one of dozens of trees in our park which have succumb to the debilitating drought. Elvis played an important role in our Eco-tours. Over the past 20 years, he shaded nearly 200,000 visiting…

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Plan Brings Hope for Locally Sourced Water

Did you know that only 11% of LA city’s water supply comes from local sources? What if we told you we could increase that number to thirty percent—or even forty five—by simply capturing rainwater? Thankfully, a partnership between TreePeople and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) could make those estimates a reality….

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Working Across Borders to Create Change

  When you hear the word “green infrastructure” what do you think of? We often look at the same model examples: Portland, Seattle, Santa Monica, and so on. However, a recent experience is causing us to consider a new source of learning: peer to peer. In May, our Director of Research, Edith de Guzman represented…

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Big News: Once Upon a Canyon Night is BACK!

  Summer is here! If you’re scrambling to schedule plans to keep your kids entertained, or to welcome family visiting from out of town—don’t fret! TreePeople and the Actors Conservatory Ensemble are excited to announce the return of “Once Upon A Canyon Night”! The summer entertainment series, returning for its 13th year, is nestled in the…

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I Am Tree People: Art Salter

If you saw Art Salter at TreePeople’s Yurt Village, you might assume he was a celebrity. Not a minute passed without someone stopping to shake his hand, or wave from across the offices. It was clear that he has made a significant impact on his city. It makes sense: Art has been volunteering here for…

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New Technology Helps Young Trees Take Root in the Angeles

In the midst of this ongoing drought, it may seem daunting to plant new seedlings—especially in regions that have been devastated by fire. Fortunately, new technology out of the Netherlands might be the solution to our changing climate and drought-stressed forests. It’s called the Land Life Cocoon, a product of Land Life Company, and it’s…

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Student Hacktivists Create Watershed Solutions for LA Schools

This May, students from diverse communities across LA County gathered at Walt Disney Studios to participate in Generation Earth’s Streets to the Sea Challenge. The top performing teams had the opportunity to experience forward-thinking presentations on sustainability, as well as present their solutions to a panel of judges.   Generation Earth, an environmental education program…

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How Can Just 100,000 Trees Save LA Nearly $4 Million?

Have you heard of TreeMapLA? If you’re unfamiliar, TreeMapLA is an app you can download that’s a public inventory and education tool allowing users to interact with their environment in a new way. Users “map” a tree by entering its location, species, and size to create an interactive map of our urban forest and its…

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Ramas vivas y Muertas

Es importante inspector las ramas de su árbol, porque con solo mirarlos, no se puede saber si una rama está vivo o muerto. Siempre se pueden quitar ramas muertas, pero quitando una rama sana puede tener un efecto adverso. ¿Sabes cómo identificar cuales ramas necesitan poda? Mira este video para aprender! ¿Quieres aprender más? Visite…

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Student Eco Club Greens Campus

Did you know green space is essential to a healthy childhood? In fact, studies have proven that students with regular access to green spaces are on average happier, more focused, physically fit and have higher levels of self-esteem. We’re big believers that trees can heal, which is why we brought nearly 50 volunteers together on…

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