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 […]
September 19, 2016
Intern, Michael DeBroeck, leads the 2016 Young Tree Care Survey
Every summer, Canopy welcomes a talented intern to lead our annual Young Tree Care Survey, an effort to survey hundreds of young trees planted throughout Palo Alto. This year, intern Michael […]
August 15, 2016
Miguel Berumen is a Canopy volunteer and former Teen Urban Forester (TUF). We caught up with him over the summer and asked him to reflect on his time with Canopy.
How I Became a Part of Canopy
I first started volunteering at […]
August 1, 2016
It’s been a mild summer on the Peninsula, but many trees still need water. Here are 3 tree care tips to help your tree(s) thrive:
1. ASSESS soil moisture
To check if your tree needs water, probe the soil 6-12 inches […]
July 18, 2016
Last year, Elise worked at Canopy part-time to study the tree canopy cover disparity between north and south Palo Alto. Now, we are thrilled to welcome her as a full-time member of the team. Here’s a quick update from Elise […]
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 […]
July 10, 2016
Canopy bids a fond farewell to Tree Care and Education Manager Natalia Schoorl
During her time at Canopy, Natalia has grown our classroom education lessons, Teen Urban Forester program, and tree care efforts into the nationally recognized and self-sustaining programs they […]
July 4, 2016
There’s no question that Californians still need to save water. Long-term water deficits persist and longer dry spells are likely the new normal in our state.
Locally, Palo Alto’s water supplier has requested a 10% reduction in Citywide water consumption compared […]