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 […]
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 […]
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 […]