What We Do
TreePeople inspires and supports the people of LA to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. We unite with communities to grow a greener, shadier and more water-secure city at homes, neighborhoods, schools and in the local mountains. We work with volunteer leaders using our unique Citizen Forester model, and we influence government agencies for a healthy, thriving Los Angeles.
Born from the efforts of a teenager over 40 years ago, we have involved more than 2 million people in planting and caring for more than 2 million trees.
- Trees are vital for LA's future. A healthy tree canopy protects us in a changing climate.
- Trees cool our city. Trees reduce the build-up of heat from exposed asphalt and buildings, and decrease energy demand.
- Trees are key to better water management. Trees slow the runoff of rainwater and absorb it into the ground, prevent pollution and soil erosion, and are key to a clean and ample water supply.
- Trees create a better home for everyone. Trees make the air breathable, streets walkable, and schoolyards playable. They provide habitat for wildlife and food for people. Trees truly make LA livable.
Join us and become part of a community that's growing a greener, shadier, healthier and more water-secure LA.
Volunteer to plant or care for trees and tranform LA's urban landscapes, or help to restore ecosystems in our local mountains.
Access resources to enhance your classroom and enrich your school.
Green your school with student-led projects.
Learn to make your home, school, business and neighborhood shadier and more water-secure.
By supporting us, you support creation of progressive policies, incentives and laws to grow a sustainable city.
Where We Work
Our work is in the neighborhoods, schools and communities of the greater Los Angeles area, and the mountains and wilderness areas of Southern California. Our urban forestry focuses in areas with the lowest amount of tree canopy, particularly South LA and Northeast San Fernando Valley.
YOU can make a difference today-- by joining our team of our volunteers. We have a vision of a greener LA, but to get there, we rely on volunteers like you to help transform our region into a healthy urban ecosystem, one community at a time.
Volunteering with TreePeople is fun and rewarding. It’s also unlike typical volunteer experiences in that we empower YOU with the support, training and tools you need to be an engine of change.
**Thanks to my guest Tree People CEO Cindy Montanez...find out more here: https://www.treepeople.org/