CANOPY BLOG

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

The Transformation of Trees

December 11, 2017

When trees are planted, you do not get results quickly, as trees grow year-by-year and environmental changes take time. Luckily, over the last fifteen years Canopy has documented the growth of the trees they have planted, highlighting how the community […]

Why We Care About Oaks

October 16, 2017

Welcome to the third installment of Canopy’s Oaktober Series! Read about the story behind Oaktober in our first post, or check out tips on how to care for your California native oak in our second post. 

When we see large native […]

Stevens Creek Trail Tree Planting

June 19, 2017

This past Saturday, Canopy was thrilled to team up with the City of Mountain View, Mountain View Trees, and Friends of Stevens Creek Trail (FOSCT) to transform a section of the Stevens Creek trail between Kings Row and Jean Avenue […]

Tree Reads for Summer

June 5, 2017

For the tree-hugger, nature-lover, and bookworm alike, three new titles offer fascinating journeys through the wonderful world of plants and nature, both far and near:

 

Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, The Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the […]

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, […]

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