Category Archives: Events

Make a Difference Day was a success!

For the first time, Tree Musketeers organized a Make a Difference Day event for volunteers of all ages to care for our Trees to the Sea on October 26, 2013. The day included a clean-up competition, games and time for a community picnic! The event was also a NeighborWoods event.

Teams for the clean-up competition were led by:

  • Lily Craig and Team Chevron
  • City Councilmember Marie Fellhauer: Community volunteer team
  • School Boardmember Robin Funk: El Segundo High School Team including Sr. Girl Scout Troop 2505, Key Club, ASB and AVID members
  • Scoutmaster Steve Kigawa and Boy Scout Troup 267 Team
  • Mattel employees and USC Delta Sigma Pi Team led by Frederik Tanuwijoyo

Register for our Fall LEAD Classes

Our Summer LEAD Classes were a success and we are back by popular demand! Our Fall session will start September 19th and classes will be every Thursday 4-5:30 pm. In addition we will have three Planting Supervisor 1-day classes.

LEAD (Leadership Education and Action Development) is a formal volunteer opportunity that provides kids with the opportunity to learn skills that will help them succeed as leaders, both in school and later in life. You can visit our LEAD page to register online or learn more about LEAD.

Schedule will be as follows:

Personal Skills: September 19th, September 26th & October 3rd.

People Skills: October 10th, 17th & 24th.

Management Skills: November 7th, 14th & 21st.

Planting Supervisor (one class only on Saturdays 10am-3pm): November 16th, January 18th or February 15th.

We need your help now to grow trees and young leaders!

For the whole month of September, we are participating in a fundraising challenge and need YOU to give the biggest donation you can afford (any amount helps, really) to reach a $5,000 goal.

The money will go to our “Growing trees and young leaders” project: it will provide training in life and professional skills for 50 young people; increase youth engagement to 200 to plant and care for our pollution barrier in South Bay Los Angeles; and provide enriching community service opportunities for 30 at-risk youth. LEADership courses include Personal, People and Management skills, Public Speaking and Tree Planting Supervisor Training.

We only have until September 30th to reach the $5,000 threshold and be able to continue raising support for this important project. Please make a contribution today and share the word with your friends and family!

Successful graduation leads to… a new LEAD session!

Our summer students have graduated with great success and we are now planning a fall LEAD Youth Manager Class series!

LEAD (Leadership Education and Action Development) is a formal volunteer opportunity that provides kids with the opportunity to learn skills that will help them succeed as leaders, both in school and later in life. In the end, the young people will have acquired educational enrichment, self-confidence, team spirit, and the means to make a significant contribution to quality of life and the community.

We will also have two Youth Planting Supervisor training sessions on November 16th at 10 am and January 18th at 10 am.

Participation in the LEADership program is open to all area youth in 5th – 12th grades. The cost of the program is discounted for Partners for the Planet members.

You can download our LEAD Brochure, learn more and sign up for the class on our LEAD page.

You’re invited! LEAD Graduation: August 19th

We are reaching the end of a busy educational summer. Our Youth Manager Series came to an end in July and we’re wrapping up the Public Speaking Class this week. Our students will receive their certificate during an official ceremony at El Segundo’s City Council Chamber on Monday 19th starting at 7 pm.

Catherine Magruder, who teaches the Public Speaking Class will host the party, which will also include a speaking contest. We hope you will attend the ceremony to encourage our young speakers and congratulate all graduates.


August 10 – Memory Trees Event: Adopt a tree!

Hugging MarcieThis August 10, Tree Musketeers will host its annual Memory Tree Event. Adopt a tree on Memory Row and join us to celebrate the power of trees!

Contribute to improving the local scenery and to creating a healthier planet by adopting a tree. Adopting trees is also great for those who:
• Live in an apartment with no place to own a tree
• Want to give a unique gift to tree-loving friends
• Want to mark a birth, passing, wedding, birthday, or personal accomplishment
• Want to help but don’t know how
• Are too young to handle the tools necessary to plant a tree

Go to our Memory Trees page to learn more and start your adoption process!

Sign Up for Summer LEAD Courses

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, as students, and in life.

The summer Youth Manager Certification series runs from 11:00am – 12:30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday beginning July 1. Youth can choose to participate in one course or all three to earn a Certified Youth Manager certificate.

July 1-3 Personal Skills – teaches the art of personal presentation that is essential to effective leadership. Youth in the Personal Skills course will learn about body language, dressing for success, table manners and more!
July 8-10 People Skills – participants learn how to comfortably meet new people, telephone manners, email etiquette, group dynamics, team building, avoiding and getting out of conflict, and leadership.
July 15-17 Organizational Management – those in the classes will explore the basics of organizational development, project management and study the Tree Musketeers model of a place where kids are boss. Each course consists of three classes.

The eight-week Public Speaking course meets at 2:30-4:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday August 5-16.  Kids who complete this course earn a Toastmasters certificate and the chance to participate in a speech contest at the graduation August 19 at 7:00pm!

Interested in taking one or all of the courses?  There’s still room!  Click HERE for the enrollment form and find more details on the LEAD page or call (310)322-0263.

Tree Service

Our Tree Service team provides the following care:

  • Pruning
  • Selection and planting
  • Mulching, staking and garden clean up
  • Tree and shrub removal
  • Tree assessment and consultation

If you reside in the South Bay call our certified Arborist, at 310.322.0263, for a free Tree Musketeers Tree Service estimate.