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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]