CANOPY BLOG

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

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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