CANOPY BLOG

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

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 […]

Kavanaugh residents come together for neighborhood greening in East Palo Alto

April 4, 2016

Canopy and Kavanaugh residents team up to plant trees – and more!

On April 2nd, Canopy partnered with residents of East Palo Alto’s Kavanaugh neighborhood to undertake a multi-block urban greening effort that transformed the area with 50 new street and yard […]

Celebrating a Milestone: 20 Years and Growing

March 7, 2016

Canopy celebrates our 20th anniversary and looks to the future of urban forests.

In January, Canopy kicked off our 20th year growing healthy trees and healthy communities by celebrating with more than 150 friends at our annual party (see photos) at […]

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