May 1, 2017
On April 6, 2017, Canopy staff members Michael Hawkins and Elise Willis presented at Gamble Garden about “Trees to Plant Now.” In this post, Part 2, we’ll cover the “who, where, and how” of tree planting, and offer a few […]
April 17, 2017
On April 6, 2017, Canopy’s Program Director, Michael Hawkins, and Community Forester, Elise Willis, gave a “Trees to Plant Now” presentation at Gamble Garden. We are sharing portions of this presentation because this is information we want everyone to know! Keep reading if […]
October 17, 2016
At Canopy, we’re pretty proud of our tree-planting track record.
Thanks to our rigorous planting protocols (and our awesome volunteers!), trees planted by Canopy have exceptional rates of establishment and survival. If you’re getting ready to plant a new tree, we […]
September 24, 2016
Last month, the Palo Alto Weekly ran a series of important articles about Phytophthora, a waterborne mold that causes a deadly “root rot” in woody plants and trees. The disease first appeared in the U.S. in the early 2000’s and has […]
August 1, 2016
It’s been a mild summer on the Peninsula, but many trees still need water. Here are 3 tree care tips to help your tree(s) thrive:
1. ASSESS soil moisture
To check if your tree needs water, probe the soil 6-12 inches […]
July 14, 2016
Palo Alto approves shorter pruning cycle—and safer, healthier trees.
On June 28th, the Palo Alto City Council voted to maintain the city’s 7-year pruning cycle, rather than switch to proposed 10-year or 15-year pruning cycles.
The pruning cycle determines how often city trees […]
July 4, 2016
There’s no question that Californians still need to save water. Long-term water deficits persist and longer dry spells are likely the new normal in our state.
Locally, Palo Alto’s water supplier has requested a 10% reduction in Citywide water consumption compared […]
June 20, 2016
As California’s drought persists, many people are concerned for the well-being of their trees, but are also concerned about reducing their water use. One way to cut water use is by applying recycled or gray water in outdoor landscapes. But are […]