Kavanaugh neighborhood planting volunteer

Upcoming Canopy Events

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
  • Planting Leader Training - Part one (option 1)

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Location: Peninsula Conservation Center - 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto

    Want to volunteer outside, meet neighbors, and make a visible difference in your community? Join our team of planting leaders!

    Part one is a classroom session offered on both Tuesday or Thursday (pick one session). During this session, you'll learn proper tree planting and tree techniques, meet your fellow tree planters, and discuss volunteer engagement strategies.

    Part two is a Saturday field session where you'll gain hands-on practice planting trees in a local school, park, or neighborhood.

    Full workshop details here. Sign up here.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • Planting Leader Training - Part one (option 2)

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Location: Peninsula Conservation Center - 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto

    Want to volunteer outside, meet neighbors, and make a visible difference in your community? Join our team of planting leaders!

    Part one is a classroom session offered on both Tuesday or Thursday (pick one session). During this session, you'll learn proper tree planting and tree techniques, meet your fellow tree planters, and discuss volunteer engagement strategies.

    Part two is a Saturday field session where you'll gain hands-on practice planting trees in a local school, park, or neighborhood.

    Full workshop details here. Sign up here.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
  • Planting Leader Training, Part Two

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Terman Park, 655 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA

    Time to plant some trees! After learning tree planting and tree care techniques during part 1 of the Planting Leader Training, we'll put our skills into practice during a tree planting in a local school, park, or neighborhood. Veteran planting leaders welcome to attend and provide extra coaching for new team members!

    Full workshop details here. Sign up here.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
  • Gamble Garden Community Day

    Sunday, October 1, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Location: 1431 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA

    Join Canopy at Gamble Garden's Community Day for a chance to explore the garden, meet your neighbors, and of course, stop by Canopy's table. We'll have an expert arborist available so bring your tree questions for the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a local arborist. This event is free and open to the entire community.
    Learn more.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
  • University Village Neighborhood Tree Planting

    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Jack Farrell Park, 2509 Fordham St, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

    Join Canopy as we plant trees at Jack Farrell Park and throughout this residential East Palo Alto neighborhood. Together we create stronger, healthier communities by bringing the life-improving benefits of trees to the places we live.
    Sign up as a volunteer. Email uriel@canopy.org with questions or group volunteer inquiries.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
  • Tree Walk: Oaks of Stanford

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Arboretum Grove, California, USA

    Stanford is home to a rich mosaic of trees species, including an impressive, and increasing, variety of oaks. Join expert arborist and oak specialist Dave Muffly as we explore a decade of experimentation with new oak species at Stanford. A variety of new oak species and hybrids have been planted, such as chestnut-leaved oak, Mt. Tabor's oak, and Palestine oak. They grow alongside native trees both mature and recently planted. This juxtaposition provides a powerful introduction to one of the hottest topics in biosciences today, the question of whether to incorporate climate change adaptivity into our landscape choices. This walk meets at the Arboretum vernal pools, near Lasuen St and Arboretum Rd, at Stanford University. Learn more. Click here to RSVP.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • Tree Planting: Kavanaugh Neighborhood

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Location: Clarence Court, Clarence Ct, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

    Join Canopy as we plant new street trees in an East Palo Alto residential neighborhood. Together we create stronger, healthier communities by bringing the life-improving benefits of trees to the places we live.

    Sign up as a volunteer. Email uriel@canopy.org with questions or group volunteer inquiries.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • The Great Oak Count

    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: College Terrace Neighborhood, Palo Alto

    Join Canopy for the launch of the most comprehensive survey of native oaks in the bay area! This citizen science effort will collect valuable information about our native oak tree population, to be used by scientists to evaluate how our urban forest ecosystem has changed since the last survey over 20 years ago. We will also pass along oak care tips to owners, and have fun exploring areas of town that you may have never seen before!

    Our pilot starts in the College Terrace neighborhood, going block by block to locate and map our beloved oaks. If you are also interested in becoming a Survey Leader with special training to use throughout Palo Alto, please contact Elise Willis at Elise@canopy.org. Exact meeting location TBD.
    Learn more. Sign up here.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Tree Planting: University Square Neighborhood

    Saturday, November 4, 2017

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Location: Meet at Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1981 Pulgas Ave, East Palo Alto

    Help create greener communities! Canopy and partners will team up with residents from University Square neighborhood to plant new street and yard trees. More details to come! Email uriel@canopy.org with questions. Sign up here to volunteer.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
  • Tree Walk: Gamble Garden

    Sunday, November 12, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Location: Elizabeth Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA

    A Sunday tree walk! Come stroll with Canopy and expert arborist, Laura Fanger, to explore the trees of one of Palo Alto's most beloved public gardens. We'll encounter species like the Manna Gum, Cucumber Tree, Cockspur Coral Tree, Japanese Persimmon Hachiya, and many more.

    This Tree Walk begins at the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden parking lot, near the corner of Waverley Street and Embarcadero Road.
    Learn more. RSVP here.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Palo Alto Mayor's Tree Planting & Awards Ceremony ("Annual Party")

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Time: 5:15 pm to 7:30 pm
    Location: TBA

    Each year, Canopy and friends host a party in honor of Palo Alto’s new mayor and to kick off the new year. The ceremony will be followed by a reception, and the unveiling of Canopy’s Tree Awards, which recognize groups and individuals who have made meaningful contributions to the local urban forest. All are invited to join the festivities! Light refreshments will be served.

    Find full event details here
    . Please RSVP to shannon@canopy.org by January 22nd.