Group shot of volunteers at College Terrace tree planting

Who We Are

Canopy’s work is accomplished by a diverse range of dedicated volunteers, board members, and supporters as well as a small, hardworking staff team.

Our work is rooted in the community and involves residents of all ages in many facets of urban forest care.

Canopy counts on hundreds of volunteers annually to plant, care for, and survey Palo Alto and East Palo Alto’s City trees. Board members dedicate countless hours to educating and inspiring the community on the importance of urban trees. A wide network of donors and friends offer advice, resources, and support along the way. It takes a village to raise a forest!

Get to know us:

Meet our Staff.

Learn about our Board of Directors.

View our Advisory Board.

Get acquainted with our Community Partners.  

See a list of our amazing Volunteers.

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“Canopy has something for everyone, and everything it touches is superbly organized. Its programs engage everyone from school kids to older adults.”

~ Nancy Peterson,
Advisory Board member

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