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July 20, 1999 | CONNIE KOENENN
"People in L.A. still think of us as the group that plants seedlings," says Andy Lipkis, whose TreePeople organization has blossomed since its founding 26 years ago to encourage Los Angeles residents to plant and care for trees. Highlights of TreePeople's work: * Planted more than 1.5 million trees in the L.A. area. * Distributes free fruit trees to under-served community groups through its Fruit Tree Program (2,300 trees to 36 organizations last year). * Reaches 1.
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January 2, 2003 | Carolyn Patricia Scott, Times Staff Writer
"I was 3 years old," recalls Kayla Weston, "my father had passed." Now 8, Kayla remembers planting an oak tree in Chatsworth in memory of her father. "I dropped a penny into the hole for good luck. But a lot of other people were there too, digging, planting. I was putting the dirt in, it felt moist in my hand -- a good feeling." Kayla's experience turned planting a tree into a healing ritual with real and lasting results. The L.A.
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December 17, 1988 | PENELOPE MOFFET
As soon as you get out of your car at TreePeople's Mulholland Drive headquarters, you become aware of something strange. You're in the middle of Los Angeles, but the air has an unexpected freshness. It smells, in fact, like trees--nearby eucalyptus mingling with wood-chip fragrance underfoot. Several hundred kinds of trees are growing in this "magic forest" surrounding the offices of TreePeople, an organization responsible for planting more than 1 million trees in Los Angeles.
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July 20, 1999 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andy Lipkis, the founder of TreePeople, is standing in the middle of a neat lawn on a shady stretch of West 50th Street. "I'd like for every home in Los Angeles to do this," he says admiringly. With its rich carpet of drought-tolerant St. Augustine grass bordered by a shiny box hedge and graceful yellow lilies, the yard qualifies for a magazine cover--but that isn't what Lipkis means.
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September 16, 1990 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Homer Worf organized his West Los Angeles neighbors to help plant, stake and tie eight carrotwood trees in their parkway strip on Ceilhunt Avenue. Eudora Russell of Baldwin Hills enlisted 80 volunteers to plant Ficus nitida, paint two decrepit buildings and put a ground cover of flowers on a weedy, trashy section of South La Brea.
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June 6, 1996 | TIM MAY
A class of third-graders from Carpenter Avenue Elementary School in Studio City raised a cool grand--as in, $1,000--for TreePeople, a nonprofit environmental organization, by selling bags of popcorn during recess. The youngsters will donate the money to TreePeople today.
NEWS
September 15, 1997
An urban forestry group that has planted tens of thousands of trees across the Southland asked last week to join the Los Angeles Unified School District's massive bond-financed repair program by incorporating cooling, oxygen-producing trees into nearly every school.
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September 11, 1997
An urban forestry group that has planted tens of thousands of trees across the Southland asked Wednesday to join the Los Angeles Unified School District's massive bond-financed repair program by incorporating cooling, oxygen-producing trees into nearly every school.
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October 22, 1992 | MYRON LEVIN
A conservation group is seeking volunteers Saturday for a project to restore native trees in the Sepulveda Basin wildlife area. Volunteers under the direction of the group TreePeople will be taking cuttings from mature cottonwoods and willows and propagating them in one-gallon containers. The new trees eventually will be planted in the wildlife area. Theresa Bower, a volunteer citizen forester with TreePeople, said volunteers are expected from Scout troops and schools.
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May 18, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
A representative from TreePeople expressed hope Monday that a lease allowing the nonprofit educational organization to make its headquarters in Coldwater Canyon Park for the next 15 years would soon go before the Los Angeles City Council for a vote. "We're working on it," said Barbara Gonzalez, executive assistant to the president of the organization. "We're hoping it will happen quickly."
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April 10, 1999 | ART MARROQUIN
Volunteers are invited to help plant eucalyptus trees along the median strip on Burbank Boulevard across from the Encino Golf Course today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. TreePeople, a nonprofit environmental organization in Los Angeles, will plant about 30 of the Australian trees to beautify the area. The group planted 30 trees in the same area last week, said Jim Summers, manager of the Urban Tree Program for TreePeople. The total cost for the project is about $2,000.
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October 20, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Next year, the sidewalks along Ventura Boulevard will be a little greener and shadier for passersby and local businesses. On Monday, Los Angeles City Atty. Jim Hahn presented representatives of TreePeople, a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the greening of Los Angeles, a check for $10,000 earmarked for a tree-planting project along a four-block stretch of Ventura, west of Woodman Avenue. The group will be working in conjunction with the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn.
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October 20, 1998
Los Angeles City Atty. James K. Hahn presented a check for $10,000 Monday to representatives of TreePeople for a tree planting project along Ventura Boulevard. The group, a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the greening of Los Angeles, will be working in conjunction with the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. to purchase and plant palm trees and shade trees, said TreePeople spokeswoman Leslie Mylius. The project is to begin in March.
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August 14, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That wasn't a rain cloud over Rozella Hall's head that sent her scurrying for an umbrella Thursday in South-Central Los Angeles. It was the man on her roof with the fire hose--the one helping create an artificial thunderstorm over her West 50th Street home as part of a water conservation project being studied by local and federal officials. The yard surrounding Hall's 70-year-old clapboard bungalow has been turned into a colorfully landscaped catch basin.
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June 5, 1998 | MICHAEL BAKER
After selling popcorn and muffins to fellow students all year, a third-grade class at Carpenter Avenue Elementary School donated the proceeds to a Los Angeles-area environmental organization Thursday. Twenty students from Lydia Friedlich's class presented a $1,500 check to TreePeople, a nonprofit charity based in Beverly Hills. "This experience has taught the students aspects of business, philanthropy and of contributing to the community," Friedlich said.
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October 15, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
An urban forestry group that has planted tens of thousands of trees won the blessing of the Los Angeles school bond oversight committee Tuesday to substitute greenery for up to 30% of the asphalt paving planned under the massive school repair and construction project.
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December 25, 1991 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andy Lipkis has all the answers. He knows how to combat global warming. He knows how to reduce pollution in Santa Monica Bay. He knows how to deal with California's drought. He knows how to reduce smog in Los Angeles. He even knows how to halt the spread of the desert in drought-stricken Africa. This, Lipkis says, is how you solve the world's problems: Plant trees. So Lipkis has planted them. More than 5,000.
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June 6, 1997 | DADE HAYES
For the second straight year, third-graders at Carpenter Avenue School presented the Los Angeles forest preservation group TreePeople with a four-figure check at a ceremony Thursday. The elementary students gave $1,105, all proceeds from sales of 50- and 75-cent bags of popcorn during Friday recess dating back to October. TreePeople spokeswoman Leslie Mylius said the donation exceeded last year's total of $1,000.
NEWS
September 15, 1997
An urban forestry group that has planted tens of thousands of trees across the Southland asked last week to join the Los Angeles Unified School District's massive bond-financed repair program by incorporating cooling, oxygen-producing trees into nearly every school.
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