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 […]
June 6, 2016
We’re so proud of our Willow Oaks Junior Foresters!
These 4th and 5th graders at Willow Oaks Elementary School in Menlo Park explored and cared for trees on their school campus all year long as part of a Canopy pilot program.
The group […]
May 2, 2016
Have you noticed crawling caterpillars, delicate chrysalises, or fluttering moths around oak trees?
Spring is the season for a variety of insects, including the California Oak Moth, Western Tussock Moth, and Leafroller. They attack oaks primarily, and occasionally wander onto other […]