CANOPY BLOG

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

How to Care for Your Native Oak

October 2, 2017

Welcome to the second installment of Canopy’s Oaktober Series! Read about the story behind Oaktober in our first post, or check out why we care about oaks in our third post. 

Native Oak Tree Care

We’re making it a priority to share […]

Trees to Plant Now (part 2)

May 1, 2017

On April 6, 2017, Canopy staff members Michael Hawkins and Elise Willis presented at Gamble Garden about “Trees to Plant Now.” In this post, Part 2, we’ll cover the “who, where, and how” of tree planting, and offer a few […]

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 […]

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 […]

recycled water purple pipe

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 […]

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