CANOPY BLOG

New post (at least!) every first and third Monday.

The Great Oak Count

October 23, 2017

Welcome to the fourth installment of Canopy’s Oaktober Series! Read about the story behind Oaktober in our first post, tips on how to care for your California native oak in our second post, and why we care about oaks in […]

How to Care for Your Native Oak

October 2, 2017

Welcome to the second installment of Canopy’s Oaktober Series! Read about the story behind Oaktober in our first post, or check out why we care about oaks in our third post. 

Native Oak Tree Care

We’re making it a priority to share […]

Tips for Water-Wise Tree Care

August 14, 2017

Help your trees thrive this summer with water-wise tree care

It’s heating up out there! Does your tree need a drink? Trees’ watering needs vary, but a general rule of thumb during hot dry weather is to:

Water Wisely

Assess soil moisture: Dig […]

Trees to Plant Now (part 2)

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 […]

Trees to Plant Now (part 1)

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 […]

8 Steps to Plant a Tree

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 […]

The Fight Against Phytopthora

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 […]

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Even During Drought, Trees are Worth the Water!

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 […]

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