CANOPY BLOG

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

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 […]

My End-of-Day Ritual

October 3, 2016

From the desk of Executive Director Catherine Martineau

One of my favorite things is thanking our donors.

It’s usually the last thing I do before going home; I sign thank you letters or write a special note to someone who’s made a […]

Say Hello to our New Education Manager!

September 30, 2016

We’re thrilled to welcome Natalie Brubaker to the Canopy team!

Natalie brings a wealth of education experience and a passion for exploring trees and nature with people of all ages. We asked her to share a bit about herself:

How did you […]

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 […]

2016 Young Tree Care Survey Results Are In!

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 […]

Berumen Family at Canopy Awards

Miguel Berumen: An Experience I’ll Always Remember

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 […]

Community Services

Even During Drought, Trees are Worth the Water!

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 […]

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