CANOPY BLOG

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

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 […]

Meet Elise Willis, Our New Community Forester

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 […]

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 […]

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