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Glendale Tree Stories

California Humanities has awarded $20,000 to the City of Glendale for its project entitled “Glendale Tree Stories.” Glendale Tree Stories is a public story-sharing project that seeks to elevate, celebrate, and archive residents’ shared histories and relationships to our urban forest. The City’s Forestry Section has partnered with the Glendale Youth Alliance to invite residents to share a story about their favorite tree. Over the course of a year, the team will collect and transform these stories into a visual illustrated history with the help of our fabulous project artist, @elkpen. We are lucky to count landscape architect, educator, and longtime Glendale resident Stephanie Landregan as the project’s Humanities Advisor. Starting today, a new illustrated tree story from the community will be posted to the City’s Instagram account every Tuesday. At the conclusion of the project, these stories will be collected in an online gallery that will serve as a permanent record of the community’s relationship to our trees.

To share YOUR tree story, visit our website at, and stay tuned for our first illustrated post later today!

The Humanities For All Project Grant is a competitive grant program of California Humanities which supports locally-developed projects that respond to the needs, interests and concerns of Californians, provide accessible learning experiences for the public, and promote understanding among our state’s diverse population. “These projects will bring the complexity and diversity of California to light in new ways that will engage Californians from every part of our state, and will help us all understand each other better,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate these grantees whose projects will promote understanding and provide insight into a wide range of topics, issues, and experiences.”

California Humanities promotes the humanities – focused on ideas, conversation and learning – as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more visit, or follow California Humanities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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