Tree Ambassador Program
The Tree Ambassador – Promotor Forestal Program is a grassroots, bilingual community organizing pilot program dedicated to amplifying community voices and planting trees in historically disinvested communities in Los Angeles.
This program provides on-the-ground, community-centered support to residents in low-canopy and urban heat vulnerable regions of the city by paying residents directly to organize for a greener and more equitable future.
The Tree Ambassador Program is rooted in a simple idea: Any attempt to close the urban forest equity gap in LA must center the voices of people most impacted by systemic inequity, and community-led urban forestry must celebrate — and directly compensate — local-level, community-centered knowledge.
Your city. Your voice. Your urban forest.
Tu voz. Tu ciudad. Tu bosque urbano.
Tree Ambassadors participate in a 10-month paid training program and receive support from urban forestry and climate resilience experts to plant and care for more trees in their own communities. 14 Tree Ambassadors have been onboarded for this pilot cohort.