Can you believe 2015 is over? It feels like it just started!
We had a big year here at TreePeople! We worked with Angelenos at the community and policy levels to make a difference in our city, and we’re thrilled by the results. Here are 10 of our proudest accomplishments from the past year:
But how can YOU help trees thrive in LA? You have heard of planting trees, maybe you have cared for trees–but have you ever mapped a tree? Mapping trees is an interactive process using TreeMapLA that helps us understand the ways a tree is serving our city.… Read more >>
Our first pilot site, located in North Hollywood, kicks off a series of renovations designed to show how capturing stormwater at home can increase local water supply, reduce flooding and improve water quality. The project launched with a press conference that brought a rush of positive buzz and interest, and even had LA’s own Mayor Garcetti and County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in attendance. … Read more >>
Did you know that it takes an acre of trees an entire year to offset the carbon dioxide produced by driving a car 26 thousand miles? In a city like Los Angeles, urban trees are essential. Currently, LA faces an opportunity to transform our city’s quality of life. We can’t do it without your help.
Recently, the City settled a class action lawsuit to fix our long neglected, broken sidewalks. The Willits settlement allocates $1.4 billion of much needed funding over the next 30 years, and provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in our sidewalks, ensuring they are accessible for all Angelenos.… Read more >>
Are you considering starting a rainwater harvest project on your property, but not sure where to start? Our FREE workshops are for you! Take it from Sophia, one of our recent workshop attendees!
How did you hear about TreePeople?
When I moved to the Hollywood Hills, I found myself shocked by the user-unfriendly traffic in the region I needed to find sanctuary since the Pacific Ocean and its beaches were no longer accessible. Exploring canyons became my favorite pastime and, because of the convenient TreePeople parking lot on Mulholland, that location is at the top of my hiking-haven list.… Read more >>
Each year we look forward to late September, when we rally a hearty group of volunteers to celebrate National Park Lands Day. The day was established to unite people from all over the country to promote the protection of public lands.
Compassionate volunteers painstakingly removed snails before dumping this couch.
Here at TreePeople, we were excited to be one of over 2,500 sites in participation—with a focus on our restoration of the Santa Monica Mountains. Initially, our Wildlands Restoration Manager, Cody Chappel, had planned to coordinate 70 volunteers to remove abandoned junk—couches, appliances, fencing, and more!—left behind by squatters, decades ago near Topanga Canyon.… Read more >>
Beyond their climate-fighting powers, trees can move us toward emotional healing, too. That is why we offer tree dedications. Not only do dedications support a climate-resilient LA, but they offer a means to symbolically celebrate, honor or memorialize a loved one.
Hilarey Benda, Founder of Beople’s Buddies, is a shining example of someone using tree dedications powerfully.
“I’ve never viewed any one life as more important than another.”
Beople’s Buddies is a unique non-profit animal adoption organization with a focus on the inner-connectivity of all life.… Read more >>