CANOPY BLOG

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

Celebrate California Arbor Week!

March 7, 2017

March 7-14 is California Arbor Week! Celebrate with Canopy:

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate trees, join Canopy and friends for the Community Arbor Day Festival at Mitchell Park on Saturday, March 11th. The festival is full of tree-tastic fun […]

Rain on the way! Know who to call for tree emergencies.

January 6, 2017

As California prepares for a wet and wild weekend thanks to the “atmospheric river” heading our way, it’s a good time to brush up on your emergency preparedness. Great resources include tips and services from Santa Clara County  and San Mateo […]

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 […]

The Great Christmas Tree Debate

December 5, 2016

Sustainable Christmas trees: Is there a right answer?

Five or ten years ago, some green-conscious consumers felt confident that an artificial Christmas tree was a better alternative to cutting down a live tree.

Today, the prevailing wisdom suggests that artificial trees, […]

Tree Reads for Fall

October 11, 2016

For all tree-loving bibliophiles! Check out these brand new volumes to leaf through as we settle into autumn:

Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape.

By Jill Jonnes

Jill Jonnes loves to explore the unknown histories of urban […]

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 […]

Rolled-curb Street Tree

Shorter pruning cycles, healthier trees

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 […]

songbird refuel in urban trees

Songbirds Rest and Refuel in Urban Trees

May 16, 2016

Patches of urban trees help migratory songbirds in their journey

The trees in our yards and along our streets are home to many birds, insects, and animals, but they are are also vital resting and refueling sites for migratory birds.

Every spring […]

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