5 Reasons to Celebrate Biodiversity Day

The United Nations has named May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity! But why does biodiversity matter, and what does it mean for you? At the highest level, biodiversity refers to all the different species on planet Earth. But on a much smaller scale, you could study the biodiversity within a local ecosystem, like […]

How to Have Fun & Make A Difference As A Volunteer Supervisor

Did you know we host volunteer opportunities nearly every weekend? Our events bring thousands of people together to lend a hand in our local forests to heal our mountains, dig in at city parks, chip in to green LA’s schools and help beautify and maintain our own Coldwater Canyon Park every year. Together we are a powerful […]

Integrated Water Management: A Framework for Collaborative Governance

Increasing Agency Collaboration for a Better Water Future For the past two decades, TreePeople has been advocating for Los Angeles’ watersheds to be managed in a more integrated way. Our recent report, Moving Towards Collaboration: A New Vision for Water Management, lays out a path to achieve this and overcome common barriers to implementation. After […]

I Am TreePeople: Janie Thompson

Without the hard work of community, we couldn’t do what we do. This month, we’re spotlighting a volunteer whose love of trees lead her to water. Meet Janie Thompson, TreePeople Citizen Arborist and advocate for water conservation, whose home has been called a model of water conservation practices by LA Councilmember Paul Koretz and the […]

On the Horizon: Collaborative Solutions to LA’s Water Crises

TreePeople Releases Two Promising New Reports This historic drought is driving a thirst for solutions, and government agencies are responding with an openness to work together as never before. Over the past year, TreePeople has facilitated an exciting exploration of “collaborative governance” among agencies for innovative water management in the Los Angeles region. Our partners […]

5 Reasons We Can’t Live Without Soil

We love to sing the praises of our friends the trees, but we often forget about the critical resource right under our feet: the soil. Trees and other plants need healthy soil to thrive, but the scope of soil benefits go beyond planting. Soil influences the life spans of our roads and highways. Healthy soil is the […]

Cómo Regar un Árbol

¿Sabe lo que se necesita para cuidar árboles en la ciudad? Arboles urbanos no sobreviven cuando reciben demasiado o poca agua. Mire este video para aprender la manera correcta de regar un árbol joven para que crezca para darnos los regalos de belleza, sombra y aire limpio. Desea darle a su hogar el tratamiento verde? […]

10 Native Plants To Up Your Home’s Sustainability

 It’s planting season! Is your green thumb itching? If your landscaping could use  a drought-smart update, now’s a great time to put new roots in the  ground. Our  Certified  Arborist Linda Eremita shares her favorite native, drought-tolerant,  and sun loving  plants, each of which is resilient  in LA’s hot, dry summers.   Saint Catherine‘s Lace […]

LA Psychiatrist Prescribes A Walk Among His 120 Trees

Trees and people are inextricably linked, and our mutual relationship has the power to heal and create change. Meet a local Angeleno who walks this talk. Dr. David May, a psychiatrist and TreePeople neighbor, has been busy linking trees and people since he first happened upon our nursery and met our resident Arborist Linda Eremita […]

How This LA Couple Replaced Their Lawn with Drought Tolerant Plants & Mulch

Husband and wife Mark Rinaldi and Debbie Imsland have long been interested in sustainability. At home, they were conscientious about conserving water, taking care not to water the lawn too often or stay in the shower too long. But it wasn’t until Debbie attended one of our Rainwater Harvesting Workshops that they considered making some […]

4 Ways To Care for LA Trees This Earth Month

Happy Earth Month, fellow tree people! A greener LA is always on our mind, but this month especially we’re thinking about the love we give to our urban forest. Climate change and a record drought mean that trees are stressed, and keeping LA green and sustainable is more important than ever. We rely on volunteers […]

I Am TreePeople: Merrill Koss

It’s not every day someone joins us and instantly connects with our staff and community, but when they do, we take notice! Meet Merrill Koss, this month’s featured volunteer. Discovering TreePeople Merrill started volunteering with us in November 2014, after discovering one of our flyers in one of his favorite places to hike: Coldwater Canyon […]