I Am Tree People: Peter Roquemore


Meet Peter Roquemore, our new Volunteer Manager.

“It’s serendipitous!” Peter said, showing off his wrist tattoo. It reads “Unless,” in homage to the famous line in Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Peter has always had an interest in the environment. But it was during his college years when he spent time near the coal fields in West Pennsylvania that he first realized the importance of conservation to protect the most vulnerable communities.… Read more >>

Have Your Happily Ever After in Coldwater Canyon Park


Looking for the perfect place for your “Happily Ever After”? TreePeople’s beautiful Coldwater Canyon Park has you covered offering stunning views and intimate settings to tie the knot.


“We really wanted our ceremony to be outdoors and somewhere that felt a little private. We chose TreePeople in Los Angeles for it’s easy access, amazing views and secluded pathways,” said a recent happy Bride.


And you have options! Here are some of the unique spaces you could use for your special day:

ConfrenceCenter-1TreePeople Conference Center: A perfect space to celebrate with your loved ones after you say your “I do’s.” What makes it even more special—it’s a Platinum-rated LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) building—celebrate sustainably!… Read more >>

TreePeople’s Summer Series Debuts with a Bang!


The 13th season of TreePeople’s beloved “Once Upon a Canyon Night” summer series premiered last week with happy park goers ready for a night of fun under the stars.

The debut evening opened with a collection of talented, hilarious and profound female poets who made us laugh, cry and feel everything in between. The women joined us from our friends at the Actors Conservatory Ensemble to gift the audience a beautiful, memorable night.

16 year old spoken word artist, Belissa Escobedo

16 year old spoken word artist, Belissa Escobedo

Artists KiNG and Tonya Ingram

Artists KiNG and Tonya Ingram


Alyesha Wise, aka “Ms.


Andy Lipkis Talks Superheroes at TEDx UCLA


Do you remember the last time you stopped to really look at a tree?  They’re central to our existence, and yet we often take them for granted. We pass trees daily, without stopping to consider their many benefits—from cooling our cities and streets, to conserving water, and beyond.

In June, our Founder and President, Andy Lipkis, was invited to speak at TEDx UCLA to share how trees are the real superheroes we’ve been looking for to create a water and climate-resilient Los Angeles.… Read more >>

I Am TreePeople : Scarlet Sobraine


If you walk into Yurt Village on a Tuesday, you might notice a head of purple hair peaking out from behind a computer. That’s Scarlet Sobraine, one of the fabulous volunteers at TreePeople.

“Keeping the planet alive is my legacy,” Sobraine says. As a third-generation Angeleno, creating a sustainable city is her top priority.

Our Resident Forest Creature

While she playfully refers to herself as a “forest creature” and a die-hard nature enthusiast, Scarlet has diligently sacrificed her time in an unexpected role: data entry.… Read more >>

TreePeople’s Park Also Suffering From Drought


This is—well, was—Elvis Presleaf, one of the oldest trees here in our park. After 80 years of life, Mr. Presleaf was just one of 18813838585_3399f1ee67_kdozens of trees in our park which have succumb to the debilitating drought.

Elvis played an important role in our Eco-tours. Over the past 20 years, he shaded nearly 200,000 visiting students at the Dirt Doctor Station, where kids learn the importance of soil.

It’s easy to forget how severely trees are affected by drought. After all, LA yards look pretty green.… Read more >>

Plan Brings Hope for Locally Sourced Water

Did you know that only 11% of LA city’s water supply comes from local sources? What if we told you we could increase that number to thirty percent—or even forty five—by simply capturing rainwater? Thankfully, a partnership between TreePeople and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) could make those estimates a reality.


Currently, Los Angeles spends millions of dollars to import water from faraway places like the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta and the Colorado River.… Read more >>