The Black Angels’ Alex Maas on the band’s environmentally charged new single “El Jardin”

In a new series of content, TreePeople is interviewing artists that are actively trying to bring people into the environmental movement through their art. This series includes musicians, visual artists, poets and more.  Since 2004, Austin Texas’ The Black Angels have staked their claim as being one of the most exciting and forward thinking bands […]

Our Planting Season In Review

And that’s a wrap! Thanks to your help, another TreePeople planting season is in the books. Through our network of community champions, volunteers, donors and partners, TreePeople built upon our legacy of creating greener communities, restoring ecosystems and uniting people across Southern California in the simple act of planting a tree.  In the words of […]

TreePeople Land Trust prevails in court. Tuna Canyon remains protected.

We are thrilled to announce that the appeals court has upheld a ruling that our conservation easement over 400 acres of pristine coastal habitat in Tuna Canyon remains valid. In 2017, a luxury real estate developer filed a quiet title action against TreePeople Land Trust and our co-defendants, thereby seeking to extinguish restrictions related to […]

Environmental Education Returns to Cold Creek

The Cold Creek Preserve, located in the central Santa Monica Mountains, features some of the most intact native habitats in the region. With minimal development, a freshwater wetland spring, and decades of protection by TreePeople Land Trust and our partners, the watershed is a premier location for students to experience the natural environment of LA. […]

Expanding the La Sierra Preserve

A critical strategy in land conservation is acquiring new properties that are directly adjacent to existing protected lands. This not only ensures that wildlife within these protected areas have greater mobility and buffer from threats, but it also helps land managers, such as TreePeople Land Trust, cohesively manage a series of parcels as a single, […]

2021: A Year in Review

2021 was a banner year for TreePeople. What began as a time of uncertainty, with the pandemic moving into its second year, blossomed into a year of hope and renewal as TreePeople expanded its work into new communities and in new directions. 2021 also saw the return of the in-person volunteer events that have been […]

Glasgow Takeaway: Trees Are A Unifying Solution to Climate Crisis

After a week in Glasgow, Scotland, for the 26th United Nations Conference of Parties (COP 26), the annual climate conference, I’m even more passionate about the work TreePeople does every day to build community resilience. More than ever, I am convinced that we need trees and we need them now.  On day two of the […]

Let’s Green Riverside – TreePeople Returns to the Inland Empire

In the summer of 1973, the first stirrings of what would become TreePeople began in the mountains above Riverside, California. Those early efforts by teenagers to help protect and restore the San Bernardino National Forest soon blossomed into Southern California’s largest environmental movement—mobilizing 3 million volunteers to plant 3 million trees. Earlier this month, TreePeople […]

Drought, downpours, and debris

An update from the TreePeople Land Trust It finally happened. After a record-breaking 212 days without rain, the skies above Sacramento roiled with dark clouds as an atmospheric river emptied 5.4 inches of rain onto the thirsty landscape–breaking yet another record for the city. The dichotomy between these extremes, drought and downpour, results in a host of […]

Tree Planting in Lynwood Begins!

If you asked TreePeople staff what they remember most from our tree planting events it would probably be the smiles of children getting the chance to play in the dirt, or the stories of community members on why they chose to spend their weekends volunteering and giving back. But what happens behind the scenes to […]

Become a Community Forester and Bring Trees to Your Neighborhood

Do you want more trees in your neighborhood? Does your block need a cooling dose of shade? Do you want to learn first hand how you can take a leadership role in your community? Become a Community Forester today!  Here at TreePeople, the belief that each and every one of us has the power to […]

New Trees Take Root in Watts

It’s 8:30 on a Saturday morning. The late summer sun beats down on a grid of blacktop. It’s already hot enough that the stop sign at the end of the block is almost hidden by a mirage. But something is different about today. Trees line the sidewalk on both sides of the street, waiting to […]