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Arbor Day Festival 2017

Teen Urban Foresters: Arbor Day Fun

March 21, 2017

This post was written by Canopy’s Teen Urban Foresters (TUF). Lean more about the TUF program here. 

On what felt like the first spring day, the Community Arbor Day Festival on March 11th attracted over 750 people to Mitchell Park in Palo […]

Tree walk explores bounty of the edible urban forest

February 20, 2017

On a clear and gorgeous February morning, a group of some seventy community members gathered around the stately avocado tree in Johnson Park. Coming from Palo Alto and beyond, a love for trees, food, and horticulture is what brought everyone […]

Service, celebration, and how trees create community

February 6, 2017

Coming together around trees

Across traditions, societies, and centuries, trees have held special significance in the human imagination.

They are universal symbols, representing life, nourishment, resilience, and growth. It’s part of why trees feature so prominently in cultural traditions and celebrations around the […]

Mountain View Tree Walk

Tree walk helps high school students de-Stress

January 16, 2017

Campus Tree Walk Helps Local High School Students to De-Stress during Finals

During the week of final exams at Mountain View High School in Mountain View, students were invited to attend a Tree Walk around the school campus to appreciate the […]

Interview: Walter Passmore on trees, community, and what Palo Alto gets right

January 2, 2017

If you live in Palo Alto, you may not know Walter Passmore, but you have certainly seen his handiwork. Look around any street or neighborhood in town and you’ll surely notice the leafy asset that Walter thinks about day-in and […]

Celebrating what we accomplished together in 2016

December 20, 2016

20 years and growing…

What a year it’s been! As the Canopy team reflects on our 20th anniversary year, we’re grateful for everything that our community of volunteers, donors, and friends made possible—in 2016, and over the the last two decades.

Twenty […]

First-time tree planter and tree champion share their experience

November 22, 2016

From the field: Two volunteers share their thoughts on the “Sister Neighborhood” tree plantings

Fostering friendship across city boundaries

Canopy is proud to serve the Mid-Peninsula’s diverse communities, and actively seeks ways to bring together people of all backgrounds to work towards […]

Say Hello to our New Education Manager!

September 30, 2016

We’re thrilled to welcome Natalie Brubaker to the Canopy team!

Natalie brings a wealth of education experience and a passion for exploring trees and nature with people of all ages. We asked her to share a bit about herself:

How did you […]

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