For over 45 years, TreePeople has been changing the landscape of the city of Los Angeles, its surrounding mountains, and forests through the simple act of planting trees.
With each tree that TreePeople and its volunteers plant in the streets, nearby hills, schools, national forests or community parks, the resilience of our work is visible through the growth of the tree after so many years.
Below is a collection of our favorite ‘then and now’ photos of young saplings which have grown into mighty trees - changing the landscape and the people who planted them so long ago, and the people who enjoy them today.
“It is REALLY MOVING [to see photos of grown trees we planted]. It's amazing how tall they've become...and they are still young compared to how big they could grow over a lifetime. I remember my mother's spirit (who'd passed away...) visiting [the restoration sites] with a smile on her face.”
-Andy Lipkis, Founder and President of TreePeople
Join TreePeople, and volunteer to plant trees in order to leave your mark in the world as well.
If you have a photo from your planting, share it with us and email them via firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on social media, tag @TreePeople_org, and use #TPThenNow.