The Tree Top Piru (TTP), also known as West Side Trees, are primarily an African-American Piru street gang located on the west side of Compton, Ca. Their neighborhood is surrounded by a number of rival gangs such as: Fruit Town Piru (North of Rosecrans Ave), Cedar Block Piru (East of Wilmington Ave), Palmer Blocc Compton Crips (South of Palmer Street), and the Compton Varrio Tortilla Flats (West of Willowbrook). Their cliques and Blocks consist of 200/300/400/500/800 and the 900 Block. West Spuce Street, West Maple Street, Aranbe Ave, and North Hickory Ave.
In 1999 the Tree Top Pirus expanded across the United States, especially in the state of Maryland. The Tree Top Pirus was started in the Washington County Detention Center in Hagerstown, Maryland. The Tree Top Piru Bloods, made headlines when a high-ranking female member Michelle “Michelle Hell” Hebron, was implicated in a murder and drug trafficking was sentenced to 30 years in a penitentiary. Along with Twenty-two others, who have been convicted of racketeering conspiracy.
Rivals include: Santana Blocc Compton Crips, Bounty Hunter Bloods (Watts), Fruit Town Pirus, 145 NeighborHood Piru 145, Compton Varrio Tortilla Flats, and all Compton Crips (especially the Palmer Blocc Compton Crips). Dj Quik (David Martin Blake), YG 400 (Keenon Jackson), Kedaru, Slim 400, are rappers affiliated with the Tree Top Piru (400 Block).