CANOPY BLOG

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

Oaktober: In Celebration of Oaks

September 19, 2017

Welcome to our 4-part blog series dedicated to oaks! In this series we’ll explore oaks, why they’re an important part of the ecosystem, and how to care for native oaks. Stay tuned for the final post in the series where […]

Summer Travel Series: Japan in Bloom

July 17, 2017

Welcome to the second installment of Canopy’s Summer Travel Series! Follow along with us as we journey to the southern US, Central America, and beyond, encountering a diverse range of fun and unique trees. New stories from the Canopy team published every other […]

Trees to Plant Now (part 1)

April 17, 2017

On April 6, 2017, Canopy’s Program Director, Michael Hawkins, and Community Forester, Elise Willis, gave a “Trees to Plant Now” presentation at Gamble Garden. We are sharing portions of this presentation because this is information we want everyone to know! Keep reading if […]

Celebrate California Arbor Week!

March 7, 2017

March 7-14 is California Arbor Week! Celebrate with Canopy:

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate trees, join Canopy and friends for the Community Arbor Day Festival at Mitchell Park on Saturday, March 11th. The festival is full of tree-tastic fun […]

Tree walk explores bounty of the edible urban forest

February 20, 2017

On a clear and gorgeous February morning, a group of some seventy community members gathered around the stately avocado tree in Johnson Park. Coming from Palo Alto and beyond, a love for trees, food, and horticulture is what brought everyone […]

Mountain View Tree Walk

Tree walk helps high school students de-Stress

January 16, 2017

Campus Tree Walk Helps Local High School Students to De-Stress during Finals

During the week of final exams at Mountain View High School in Mountain View, students were invited to attend a Tree Walk around the school campus to appreciate the […]

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 […]

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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