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Canopy and community honor local veterans through tree planting and tree care on VA Menlo Park campus
Canopy is honored to partner with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System to provide much-needed tree care and replacement plantings on the ground’s of the VA’s Menlo Park facilities. The facility houses many of the VA’s recovery and rehabilitation programs. The trees on its campus offer a peaceful environment for service men and women who are healing. It’s one small way that we can give back to the men and women who have served our nation.

Meet Dave Muffly, the Apple Campus 2 Arborist
NEWS FEATURE ”  A couple of years ago, when Steve Jobs appeared before the Cupertino, Calif., City Council to discuss Apple’s proposed new campus, he mentioned that the company had even hired a “senior arborist” from Stanford. Since then, the identity of that arborist has remained a mystery. But no more. …    

Canopy Among Inaugural Beneficiaries of Landmark Andreessen Horowitz Commitment to Philanthropy
Contact: Catherine Martineau, catherine@canopy.org
April 27, 2012
PRESS RELEASE: “The six General Partners of Andreessen Horowitz announced their decision to donate at least half of all income…    

SHADE: The Great Kids’ Cover Up, USA TODAY
By Liz Szabo
June 30, 2011
NEWS FEATURE: “In Northern California, a grass-roots group called Canopy is planting 1,000 trees over the next four years at inner-city schools…    

PAUSD Adopts Innovative Tree Policy, Leads Nation. PDF Copy
June 14, 2011
NEWS STORY: “Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) adopted one of the very first School District Board of Education Policies on Trees in California. It was developed by members from the District’s Sustainable Schools Committee, District Staff, and Canopy, a local urban forestry nonprofit based in Palo Alto….     

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Planting trees for this generation and for future generations
By Michael Uhila and Henrietta J. Burroughs, EPA Today
Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011
NEWS STORY: On May 7, many volunteers gathered to plant 200 trees at two East Palo Alto elementary schools — Green Oaks Academy and Cesar Chávez Academy….more than 800 students, teachers and staff at Green Oaks and at Cesar Chávez will be able to enjoy the shade and fruit from the trees that were planted….

 
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250 Volunteers Plant 200 Schoolyard Trees!
By Elliott Wright
May 7, 2011
NEWS STORY: Today, to launch our newest initiative Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids!, Canopy will plant 200 shade trees at Green Oaks and Cesar Chavez Academies in East Palo Alto with the help of volunteers from Microsoft, National Semiconductor, NVIDIA, SanDisk, Yahoo!, RHI, Palo Alto Rotary, and REI…

 

Earth Day Tree Planting at Terman Middle School
Contact Elliott Wright, elliott@canopy.org
April 22, 2011
NEW STORY: “Palo Alto Mayor Sid Espinosa and Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly joined Terman Middle School students and volunteers from the local nonprofit Canopy Thursday to plant trees in honor of Earth Day…     

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Memorable Tree Planting and Awards Ceremony 
Contact Janet Duca Norton, society@paloaltodailynews.org
January 20, 2011
NEW STORY: “A very Palo Alto project is the annual Mayor’s Tree Planting and party. This year’s 15th such event marked a significant milestone for the city’s partnership with Canopy, the non-profit organization that looks after Palo Alto’s trees…     

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15th Annual Mayors Tree Planting & Annual Party 
January 20, 2011
NEW STORY: “Canopy is partnering with the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) for our 15th Mayor’s Tree Planting and Annual Party. The event coincides with “Tu Bishvat,” the Jewish holiday for trees, and appropriately, Mayor Sid Espinosa will be planting a Cedar of Lebanon…     

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Wanderlust: Fall Foliage in the Bay Area 
By Lisa Krieger, San Jose Mercury News
October 15, 2010
NEW STORY: “According to conventional wisdom, there are only two seasonal colors in California: brown and green. But as the sun drops its arc across the sky, a multi-hued palette emerges: yellow, gold, chestnut, copper, ginger and cinnamon…      

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Canopy Welcomes New Staff Members 
By Catherine Martineau, Executive Director
May 25, 2010
STATEMENT: As Canopy honors the contributions of two departing staff members, Sharon Kelly and Anwyn Hurxthal, we also welcome the arrival of their proteges, Michael Hawkins and Elliott Wright…       

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Palo Alto Tree Program Threatened by Proposed City Budget Cuts
By Catherine Martineau, Executive Director
May 6, 2010
STATEMENT: I’ve attended City Council and budget outreach meetings where I expressed Canopy’s concerns over several cost-cutting proposals that threaten the health of City-owned trees…

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Canopy Urges Palo Alto City Council to Protect Trees Despite Budget Cuts
April 15, 2010
NEWS STORY: “Once trees are damaged,” Canopy’s Catherine Martineau explained to Palo Alto’s City Council, “You can’t come back and repair them.” Canopy urges the City to reconsider its proposal to shift responsibility of sidewalks (and sidewalk trees) to residents, and tree trimming to contractors.

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Palo Alto City Wide Tree Inventory Begins: All City trees to be professionally inspected through a Canopy-facilitated CAL FIRE grant.
March 30, 2010
NEWS STORY: Work will begin on April 5th on the City’s new state-of-the-art street and park tree inventory with geo-positioning, enabling more effective monitoring and maintenance of City trees. Canopy played an important role in identifying state urban forestry grants and helping the City apply and obtain them to provide for this project’s funding.

Palo Alto: A city where trees make news. Tree advocate group Canopy celebrates tree heroes at awards reception.
January 30, 2010
NEWS STORY: For living things that grow slowly and mostly just stand around, trees in Palo Alto have been making big news locally — along with a group of “tree heroes” recognized last week by the tree-advocacy organization Canopy.

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Volunteers replant trees along California Avenue. Forty-four trees in Palo Alto’s second business district.
January 28, 2010
PRESS RELEASE: A California Avenue volunteer tree planting event hosted by Canopy and The City of Palo Alto is scheduled for Saturday, January 30, from 10AM – 12:30PM on California Avenue. Volunteers will receive training before planting the trees in more than twenty organized teams.

Bay Area Green Bay Area Green features Canopy story on the value of urban forests 
December 2009
FEATURE NEWS STORY: The clearcutting of holly oaks on Palo Alto’s California Avenue shocked and angered the community. Cement, blinding sun, and shimmering heat replaced the dark green trees that had graced the street just the day before. Suddenly, trees became the talk of the town.