Upcoming Canopy Events

Tree Walk: University South

June 13, 2015

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: The walk begins at the Palo Alto Civic Center Plaza, 250 Hamilton Avenue
Description: Join a Leading Arborist for a Tree Walk in the south University Avenue neighborhood. Will include a great variety of trees: Southern Magnolia, Flowering Pear, Purple Beech, Dawn Redwood, Cockspur Coral Tree, English Yew and many others! The walk begins at the Palo Alto Civic Center Plaza, 250 Hamilton Avenue. Click here for more info. Click here to sign-up.

Tree Care and Pruning Service Day

June 19, 2015

Time: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 2450 Ralmar Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, United States
Description: Join Canopy to create stronger, healthier communities through stronger, healthier urban forests that benefit all. The day will consist of young tree care at Cesar Chavez Academy, including watering and refilling DriWater gel packs, weeding, and mulching. If you are a trained Pruning Volunteer with Canopy, come work alongside our Teen Urban Foresters to structurally prune these young trees. Email natalia@canopy.org with questions. Click here to sign up.

Tree Care and Pruning Service Day

June 20, 2015

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Willow Oaks School, 620 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States
Description: Join Canopy to create stronger, healthier communities through stronger, healthier urban forests that benefit all. General volunteers: The day will consist of young tree care on the Willow Oaks school campus, including weeding, mulching, and watering. If you are a trained Pruning Volunteer with Canopy, join us to help structurally prune these young trees. Email natalia@canopy.org with questions. Click here to sign up.

Tree Care and Pruning Service Day

June 25, 2015

Time: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Brentwood Elementary School, 2086 Clarke Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, United States
Description: Join Canopy to create stronger, healthier communities through stronger, healthier urban forests that benefit all. General volunteers: The day will consist of young tree care at Brentwood Academy, including watering and refilling DriWater gel packs, weeding, and mulching. If you are a trained Pruning Volunteer with Canopy, come work alongside our Teen Urban Foresters to structurally prune these young trees. Email natalia@canopy.org with questions. Click here to sign up.

Pruning Service Day: "Branches and Brews"

June 27, 2015

Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Green Oaks Academy, 2450 Ralmar Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, United States
Description: Trained pruning volunteers: The "Branches" part of the day, from 9am-noon, consists of pruning young trees for structure. Afterwards, from noon-1pm, join us for the "Brews" part of the day to socialize with fellow volunteers and enjoy snacks at a local brewpub. Appetizers and first round are on us! Email natalia@canopy.org with questions or to RSVP.

Young Tree Care Survey - Training & Survey Day

July 11, 2015

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: TBA
Description: Each year, Canopy volunteers and partners comb through Palo Alto neighborhoods to survey the health of hundreds of young street trees, and guide the city's young tree care efforts. This is a fun, flexible volunteer opportunity for all ages -- and a great way to learn your street trees! This is the first of two scheduled training dates. Volunteers are welcome to attend one or both.
SIGN UP here.
Learn more about the Palo Alto Young Tree Care Survey.

Tree Walk: Southgate

July 11, 2015

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Meet in the Palo Alto High School parking lot on Churchill Avenue at Castilleja Avenue
Description: Join Canopy and Christian Bonner, Menlo Park City Arborist, for a tree tour of the Southgate neighborhood. We'll encounter a delightful range of tree species including the fast-growing Black Locust, stately Coast Redwood, elegant Camphor, Cork Oak, Japanese Persimmon, and many more. The perfect way to spend a summer morning! Meet in the Palo Alto High School parking lot on Churchill Avenue at Castilleja Avenue. Click here to sign-up.

Young Tree Care Survey - Training & Survey Day

July 15, 2015

Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: TBA
Description: Each year, Canopy volunteers and partners comb through Palo Alto neighborhoods to survey the health of hundreds of young street trees, and guide the city's young tree care efforts. This is a fun, flexible volunteer opportunity for all ages -- and a great way to learn your street trees! This is the second of two scheduled training dates. Volunteers are welcome to attend one or both.
SIGN UP here.
Learn more about the Palo Alto Young Tree Care Survey.

Pruning Service Day: "Branches and Brews"

July 25, 2015

Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: TBA
Description: Trained pruning volunteers: The "Branches" part of the day, from 9am-noon, consists of pruning young trees for structure. Afterwards, from noon-1pm, join us for the "Brews" part of the day to socialize with fellow volunteers and enjoy snacks at a local brewpub. Appetizers and first round are on us! Email natalia@canopy.org with questions or to RSVP.

Education Volunteer Training (Part 1/3)

August 5, 2015

Time: 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Peninsula Conservation Center - 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto
Description: Are you passionate about trees, the environment, and education? Do you enjoy working with kids? This three-part interactive training will prepare you to work as an Education volunteer with Canopy, exploring the wonderful world of trees through hands-on science lessons with elementary and middle school students.

The training will take place on three consecutive Wednesdays:
Part 1: Wednesday, August 5th, 4:30 -7pm
Part 2: Wednesday, August 12th, 4:30 - 7pm
Part 3: Wednesday, August 19th, 4:30 - 7pm

It will cover teaching methodology, cultural sensitivity, and three of Canopy's education modules. Following the training, you’ll have a chance to sign-up for volunteer dates throughout the 2015-2016 school year. Learn more and sign up here.

Tree Walk: Palo Verde

August 8, 2015

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Begins in front of Palo Verde Elementary School at 3450 Louis Road.
Description: Walk along with Canopy and an expert arborist, as we explore the Palo Verde neighborhood. You'll learn about a variety of trees from the small and delicate Flowering Dogwood to the uncommon Scotch Pine to the aromatic Deodar Cedar -- and many more! The Palo Verde Tree Walk begins in front of Palo Verde Elementary School at 3450 Louis Road. Click here to sign-up.

Education Volunteer Training (Part 2/3)

August 12, 2015

Time: 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Peninsula Conservation Center - 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto
Description: Session 2 in this free three-part interactive workshop, which takes place on three consecutive Wednesdays (August 5th, 12th, and 19th). See Part 1 above for more details, or learn more and sign up here.

Education Volunteer Training (Part 3/3)

August 19, 2015

Time: 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Peninsula Conservation Center - 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto
Description: The final session in this free three-part interactive workshop, which takes place on three consecutive Wednesdays (August 5th, 12th, and 19th). See Part 1 above for more details, or learn more and sign up here.

Tree Walk: West Bayshore

September 13, 2015

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Meet at the Ohlone School, 950 Amarillo Avenue, Palo Alto
Description: Join Canopy and an expert arborist for an autumn stroll through the West Bayshore neighborhood. Examine diverse tree species like the White Mulberry, Red Ironbark, Carob, Patmore Ash, Briottii Red Horse Chestnut, River She-oak, and many more! Meet at the Ohlone School, 950 Amarillo Avenue, Palo Alto. Click here to sign-up.

Planting Leader Training Part 1 (option 1)

September 17, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Peninsula conservation Center - 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto
Description: This two-part, hands-on workshop is for teens and adults who want to help lead community tree-plantings with Canopy. No prior experience or knowledge is required; all skill levels are welcome! Returning veterans who would like to sharpen their skills are also invited to join.

Part One includes an introduction to urban trees, proper tree-planting techniques, and best practices in young tree care. It is offered on two dates: Thursday, Sept. 17th and Friday, Sept. 18th. Part Two allows participants to put their new skills to work planting young trees at a community space (school, park, or neighborhood) in Palo Alto or East Palo Alto. It will take place September 18th. Learn more about the workshop series and sign up here. .

Planting Leader Training Part 1 (option 2)

September 18, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Peninsula conservation Center - 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto
Description: This two-part, hands-on workshop is for teens and adults who want to help lead community tree-plantings with Canopy. No prior experience or knowledge is required; all skill levels are welcome! Returning veterans who would like to sharpen their skills are also invited to join.

Part One includes an introduction to urban trees, proper tree-planting techniques, and best practices in young tree care. It is offered on two dates: Thursday, Sept. 17th and Friday, Sept. 18th. Part Two allows participants to put their new skills to work planting young trees at a community space (school, park, or neighborhood) in Palo Alto or East Palo Alto. It will take place September 18th. Learn more about the workshop series and sign up here. .

Planting Leader Training Part 2

September 19, 2015

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Description: This two-part, hands-on workshop is for teens and adults who want to help lead community tree-plantings with Canopy. No prior experience or knowledge is required; all skill levels are welcome! Returning veterans who would like to sharpen their skills are also invited to join.

Part One includes an introduction to urban trees, proper tree-planting techniques, and best practices in young tree care. It is offered on two dates: Thursday, Sept. 17th and Friday, Sept. 18th. Part Two allows participants to put their new skills to work planting young trees at a community space (school, park, or neighborhood) in Palo Alto or East Palo Alto. It will take place September 18th. Learn more about the workshop series and sign up here. .

Stanford Tree Talk

October 10, 2015

Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location:
Description: Details coming soon!

Tree Walk: Junior Museum & Zoo

November 14, 2015

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Begins outside the front entrance to the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road
Description: A Sunday tree walk! Join Canopy and an expert arborist for a walk around the Junior Museum and Zoo. Enjoy an in-depth look at species like the Maidenhair Tree, Canary Island Date Palm, Pecan, Dawn Redwood, and many more. This Tree Walk begins outside the front entrance to the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road. Click here to sign-up.

Barron Park Tree Walk

January 9, 2016

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Begins at Cornelis Bol park, near the intersection of Laguna Avenue and Laguna Court.
Description: Come stroll with Canopy and an expert arborist through the urban forest of Barron Park. Enjoy the fluffy pink flowers of the Mimosa, the yellow-white clusters of the California Pepper Tree, the peeling red bark of the Arbutus Marina, and much, much more! This tree walk begins at Cornelis Bol park, near the intersection of Laguna Avenue and Laguna Court. Click here to sign-up.