CANOPY BLOG

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

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 […]

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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 […]

A Fond Farewell to Natalia Schoorl

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 […]

4 Tips to Save Water and Save Trees

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 […]

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Recycled Water: Safe for Trees?

June 20, 2016

As California’s drought persists, many people are concerned for the well-being of their trees, but are also concerned about reducing their water use. One way to cut water use is by applying recycled or gray water in outdoor landscapes. But are […]

Nature stewards in the making

June 6, 2016

We’re so proud of our Willow Oaks Junior Foresters!

These 4th and 5th graders at Willow Oaks Elementary School in Menlo Park explored and cared for trees on their school campus all year long as part of a Canopy pilot program.

The group […]

songbird refuel in urban trees

Songbirds Rest and Refuel in Urban Trees

May 16, 2016

Patches of urban trees help migratory songbirds in their journey

The trees in our yards and along our streets are home to many birds, insects, and animals, but they are are also vital resting and refueling sites for migratory birds.

Every spring […]

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Here Come the Bugs!

May 2, 2016

Have you noticed crawling caterpillars, delicate chrysalises, or fluttering moths around oak trees?

Spring is the season for a variety of insects, including the California Oak Moth, Western Tussock Moth, and Leafroller. They like to much on oaks primarily, and occasionally […]

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