CANOPY BLOG

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

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 […]

Celebrating what we accomplished together in 2016

December 20, 2016

20 years and growing…

What a year it’s been! As the Canopy team reflects on our 20th anniversary year, we’re grateful for everything that our community of volunteers, donors, and friends made possible—in 2016, and over the the last two decades.

Twenty […]

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, […]

First-time tree planter and tree champion share their experience

November 22, 2016

From the field: Two volunteers share their thoughts on the “Sister Neighborhood” tree plantings

Fostering friendship across city boundaries

Canopy is proud to serve the Mid-Peninsula’s diverse communities, and actively seeks ways to bring together people of all backgrounds to work towards […]

Fall into Color

November 7, 2016

In many parts of the United States, people are enjoying one of nature’s finest events – leaf color change that signals a tree’s response to temperature change and the seasonal bridge from summer to fall.  

Throughout Silicon Valley, and especially […]

8 Steps to Plant a Tree

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 […]

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 […]

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