Canopy Tree Walks

Tree Walk 3Canopy offers free arborist-led neighborhood Tree Walks in Palo Alto on the second Saturday of each month, 10:00AM – 12:00PM.

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Tree walk tours are free and open to everyone. During the walk, participants tour some of the most interesting tree specimens in Palo Alto, guided by a local certified arborist. These experts present information ranging from historical context to tree identification. They also answer questions, and share tree selection and tree care advice that participants can use in their own landscaping projects. 

20th Anniversary Tree Walk Series

Throughout 2016, we’re offering a special twist on the beloved Palo Alto Neighborhood Tree Walks.

In celebration of Canopy’s 20th anniversary, each monthly walk will feature special guests, fresh perspectives, and (of course!) incredible local trees.

View the full list on the sign-up form below, and check our calendar for details about each themed walk.

Self-guided Tree Walks

You can also take self-guided walks using Canopy’s Tree Walk guides and neighborhood maps. For printed brochures, stop by our office or give us a call. 

Click here for a Google map of all Canopy Tree Walk starting points.

Other Community Tree Walks

Ready for even more tree tours? Check out these local resources:

  • Gunn High School Campus Tree Tour – This self-guided tour of notable campus trees was developed by the Gunn High School library (with help from Canopy volunteer and Gunn teacher Carole Langston) to educate students, staff, and alumni about the majestic and inspiring trees on the Gunn campus.
  • Trees of Stanford – Maps and lists of noteworthy trees throughout the beautiful Stanford campus.
  • Stanford Spring Plant Walk – Two walks on the Stanford campus to enjoy in the Springtime, both of which include lovely trees as well as other flowering plants.


“On Canopy’s Tree Walks I’ve been learning about the latest in arboriculture as well as how to care for my own individual trees. What an invaluable experience!”
~ Dan Collins, Palo Alto resident