March 9, 2013 – El Segundo, CA — A jogger accustomed to a solitary trip down the industrial portion of W. Grand Ave. to the beach stopped to ask, “What’s going on here?” He looked around at the nearly 300 volunteers, tools and materials neatly positioned by trees along the .3 mile street, sponsor banners [...]
If you are starting a project, looking for homework help or just want to know more, the Learn pages are for you! The clarion call for youth to stand up and be counted as warriors, with shovels as their weapons, ...
South Bay youth age 10-16 who want to become environmental leaders are invited to sign up for LEADership courses this summer. LEAD offers the opportunity for young people to acquire marketable skills that will serve them well as environmental leaders, ...
If a half time job where you spend your days making the world a better place is up your alley, please check out these two opportunities. Volunteer Manager Outreach Manager
Some 200 youth supported by 128 adults planted 14,225 3×3 Campaign trees near Kampala in the Northern Region of Uganda. The Family Caregivers Assn. also distributes fruit tree seedling to students in Apedi primary school and has established a tree ...
The Kids Teaching Kids program at TREE MUSKETEERS provides a great enrichment opportunity educators and Scout leaders in the South Bay of Southern California communities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Lomita, Inglewood, Carson, ...
El Segundo’s 26th Annual Arbor Day Celebration is coming! It will be a great day of service to the community and the Earth. As if that were not enough, everyone gets lunch and all donors of any amount get T-shirts. Mark your calendars for March 9, 9:30am-Noon and decide how you want to participate. Volunteer! [...]
The use of native plants and trees in the urban landscape is promoted heavily and often nowadays. If you find yourself wondering why, consider that planting natives instead of exotic species in your yard and in your neighborhood can be of great benefit to both you and the environment. For you, native plants are easier [...]
Trimming is for bushes, pruning is for trees and topping is for hacks! Topping is cutting off the top or ends of branches. It can cause problems: Starvation when a tree can’t make enough food, because too many leaves are lost. Shock from losing too many leaves at once may permanently weaken or even kill [...]
Even if you are trained in the art of pruning, there are times when it is best to call a professional: • When you need a ladder or to climb to prune. • If a hand saw can’t do the job. • When power lines are near a tree. • If a branch is heavy [...]
Learn to plant trees properly and to supervise youth and adult volunteers. Youth Tree Planting Supervisor Training is available for kids age 10-18. Sign up for classes: January 26 (Sat) 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM February 23 (Sat) 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM It starts with two hours of classroom time about the benefits of [...]
This is the season when trees come indoors to make our holidays festive. There are environmental arguments for and against any tree you may choose. If you opt for an artificial tree, be certain you will use it for years to come since nonrenewable resources were used to produce it. There are two ways to [...]
How many of us know the trees that stand in our yards and along our streets? If we are going to have a relationship with trees, we should call them by name! Beyond satisfying our curiosity, knowing how to identify trees has practical applications even if we are not Arborists. We can look up one [...]
Tree planting season all over the world varies by geography and coincides with the dormant months for trees. In California, we plant trees November through March. Tree Musketeers is hosting the first Memory Tree planting of the season on Sunday, November 17, 2012. Two more opportunities to plant or adopt a living tribute for a [...]
We all know about those three “R’s”, and mulching is one way to “reduce.” Materials otherwise destined to become trash or landfill cover can instead benefit your trees or other plants. Once you have collected pine needles, dry leaves, bark or wood chips, the mulching process is simple. Remove weeds or grass from the areas to be [...]