Mission & People

Mission & People

People need trees and trees need people.

TreePeople is Los Angeles’ largest environmental movement whose mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share our process as a model for the world.

Our People

Education and Community

Forestry and Urban Greening

Jack Smith

Ecological Restoration and Nursery Manager

Marketing and Communications



Park Operations


Board of Directors

Ruth Y. Goldway

Treasurer, The Honorable Ruth Goldway, retired chairman | US Postal Regulatory Commission

Edgar G. Dymally

Secretary, Senior Environmental Specialist | Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Beth Burnam

Board Member, Co- President and Founding Member of the North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council

Dr. Jonathan Fielding

Board Member, Professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Author

Dr. Lee Kats

Board Member, Professor of Biology, Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives

David A. Paschal

Board Member, Assistant General Manager, City of Los Angeles Department of General Services

Noah Perch-Ahern

Board Member, Partner at Greenberg Glusker Environmental Department

Jo Powe

Board Member, Environmental Lawyer

Ira Ziering

Board Member, Entrepreneur, Ziering France Co.