Trees need people, and people need trees – especially in urban areas. Volunteers are needed to help us plant and care for trees throughout greater LA. We plant trees on streets, at schools and in parks. Once the trees are planted, we commit to caring for them for five years.
Urban Forestry volunteer events take place on weekends throughout the year in different locations around the region. Events take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are welcome and no previous training is necessary. To come to an Urban Forestry event, visit our online calendar.
If you are interested in leading a tree planting or tree care event in your own community, learn more about our Citizen Forestry program.
Over the next 30 years, LA will spend $1.4 billion to fix our broken sidewalks and improve sidewalk accessibility as a result of Willits v. the City of Los Angeles. Luckily, the Los Angeles City Council passed a comprehensive framework to address solutions throughout the city. We're encouraged by how the city is taking to protect our urban forests!
TreePeople hosts volunteer events nearly every weekend, and works with several thousand volunteers throughout the year. We are able to do this because of our core of committed Urban Planting Supervisors. Urban Planting Supervisors help at our urban events by leading groups of volunteers and ensuring that trees are planted and cared for correctly and safely. Urban Planting Supervisors gain key leadership skills and technical knowledge. To become an Urban Planting Supervisor you must attend at least two Urban Forestry events (planting or tree care events at schools, street tree plantings or in city parks) and be at least 16-years-old. Once these requirements are met, you can attend an Urban Planting Supervisor training. Once you become an Urban Planting Supervisor you will receive a T-shirt and name badge.