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 […]

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 […]

I Am TreePeople: Tim Douglass

TreePeople has a legacy of inspiring activism, but it’s the stories of our volunteers that inspire us to keep coming together to build a sustainable future. Meet Tim Douglass, a TreePeople volunteer and Mountain Forestry Supervisor.   “We only have one environment and we have a responsibility to take care of it.” Tim got involved with TreePeople […]

TreePeople’s Fruit Tree Distributions Bring Food & Shade to LA Communities

More than 250 volunteers joined TreePeople to distribute nearly 2,000 trees to Angelenos from Inglewood, Huntington Park, Pacoima, and Watts during this year’s Fruit Tree Distribution Festivals. The events attracted a variety of volunteers, from local community members to groups, businesses and government representatives. This year the Laker Girls were on hand to help sort […]

A Call to Drought Action, LA: in the Steps of Australia, Washington and Sacramento

A Call to Drought Action, LA: in the Steps of Australia, Washington and Sacramento LA’s star is rising, and so am I, literally, as I write this from 37,000 feet on flight to Melbourne. Visiting Australia is a deeply meaningful journey for me. I traveled there from the beginnings of TreePeople, when I was in […]

The Future Is In Our Hands, Harvest Moon 2014

The Future is in Our Hands, Harvest Moon 2014 Nearly two weeks have gone by and people are still talking about TreePeople’s annual gala An Evening Under the Harvest Moon. Thanks to all our donors and sponsors along with all those behind the scenes who helped in making it an exceptional night! There was a […]

A Drought-Friendly Thank You To Our Public Lands

  Give thanks for our public lands, because they are home to the abundance of nature that makes our urban life sustainable. Last weekend, TreePeople celebrated National Public Lands Day by helping out in the Santa Monica Mountains. We were excited to be part of National Public Lands Day, the largest volunteer event for America’s […]

ForestAid Helps Angeles National Forest Survive the Drought

At 18 events throughout the spring of 2013, more than a thousand volunteers planted nearly 10,000 seedlings in the Angeles National Forest, all around the Chilao campground. It was all part of the ForestAid: Angeles program, a joint effort of the Forest Service and TreePeople to lead reforestation efforts after the 2009 Station Fire that burned […]

Thirsty Thursday Quenches the Drought AND Your Thirst

“Trees need people, people need trees” – if you’ve ever worked with TreePeople, you know the rhythmic lilt of that chant as well as you know the story of the 15-year-old boy who tore up a parking lot with his bare hands to plant a grove of trees (so the legend goes) and started the […]

TreePeople Needs YOUR Vote for a More Livable Future!

Recently, LA2050 asked a provocative question: how would YOU use $100,000 to make Los Angeles the healthiest place to live? It’s a great question, and we have our answer: TreeMapLA. By continuing to build TreeMapLA as a simple, powerful, and user-friendly tool, we will enable residents of Los Angeles County to use the map to become […]

Intern Spotlight: Rachael Tice

This summer, as the sun began scorching the dry Los Angeles area, TreePeople and local high school kids joined together to rescue some very vulnerable young trees, and I got to be a part of it. I was fortunate enough to lead 2 dedicated groups of upcoming seniors who made my job fun and easy. Both […]

Water For Us All!

“We have enough water to live on, but not enough to waste.” — Dorothy Green, founding president of Heal the Bay. Dorothy Green wrote these words in an article that was published in the LA Times in 2008, shortly before her death. In it, she outlines an incredibly thoughtful set of recommendations that would create […]