Upcoming Canopy Events

Saturday, June 11, 2016
  • Tree Walk: "Oaks at Stanford - A Review of the Past and Glimpse of the Future"

    Saturday, June 11, 2016

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

    Part of Canopy’s 20th Anniversary Tree Walk Series. 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.
    RSVP here.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
  • Pruning and Tree Care Service Day

    Saturday, June 18, 2016

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Brentwood Elementary School, 2086 Clarke Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303, United States

    General volunteers will weed, mulch, and water trees at Brentwood and McNair Academies. Canopy's trained pruning volunteers will prune Cork Oak, Southern Live Oak, Chinese Elm, Silver Linden, and Green Oak trees. Pruning trees early, during their first few years, is critical to the trees’ structure and vitality. Tools will be provided, although feel free to bring your sharpened hand pruners. With questions about pruning, email natalia@canopy.org . With questions about general volunteering or bringing a group, email uriel@canopy.org . Click here to sign up.
  • Taller de Poda de Árboles

    Saturday, June 18, 2016

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Location:

    En este taller interactivo usted aprenderá cómo podar los árboles jóvenes con expertos locales. Este taller será impartido en Español por un arbolista de Davey Tree. La primera parte presenta los fundamentos de podar en el aula y en el campo. En la segunda parte, los voluntarios aplican sus habilidades en una sesión de práctica.
    Aprende más o Regístrate. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, manda un correo electrónico a uriel@canopy.org .
Saturday, June 25, 2016
  • Young Tree Care Survey - Training & Survey Day

    Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: TBD Palo Alto Park

    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.
  • Pruning Service Day

    Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: TBD

    For Canopy's trained pruning volunteers only: Pruning trees early, during their first few years, is critical to the trees’ structure and vitality. Tools will be provided, although feel free to bring your sharpened hand pruners. With questions about pruning, email natalia@canopy.org . Click here to sign up.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
  • Tree Walk: "Trees and Architecture"

    Saturday, July 9, 2016

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Begin at the Children's Library on Harriet Street between Hopkins Ave and Parkinson Ave

    Part of Canopy’s 20th Anniversary Tree Walk Series. Join Canopy, Architect Daniel Garber, and a leading arborist for a walk around the Lucie Stern Community Center and surrounding neighborhood. Encounter and learn about a host of tree species including the London Plane Tree, Eastern Redbud, Flowering Dogwood, Australian Willow, and many more! Meet at the Children's Library on Harriet Street, between Hopkins Ave and Parkinson Ave.
    Learn more. RSVP here.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
  • Young Tree Care Survey - Training & Survey Day

    Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: TBD: Palo Alto Park

    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 and Tree Care Service Day

    Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: TBD

    Canopy's trained pruning volunteers will prune trees. Pruning trees early, during their first few years, is critical to the trees’ structure and vitality. Tools will be provided, although feel free to bring your sharpened hand pruners. With questions about pruning, email natalia@canopy.org. Click here to sign up.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
  • Pruning Service Day

    Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: TBD

    For Canopy's trained pruning volunteers only: Pruning trees early, during their first few years, is critical to the trees’ structure and vitality. Tools will be provided, although feel free to bring your sharpened hand pruners. With questions about pruning, email natalia@canopy.org . Click here to sign up.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
  • Pruning & Tree Care Service Day

    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Costano Elementary School, 2695 Fordham St, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, United States

    General volunteers will weed, mulch, and adjust tree stakes at Costano Elementary School. Canopy's trained pruning volunteers will prune Southern Live Oak, Silver Linden, Multi-stem Crape Myrtles. Pruning trees early, during their first few years, is critical to the trees’ structure and vitality. Tools will be provided, although feel free to bring your sharpened hand pruners. With questions about pruning email natalia@canopy.org . With questions about general volunteering or bringing a group, email uriel@canopy.org . Click here to sign up.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
  • Tree Walk: "Edible Urban Forest"

    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Begins at Johnson Park

    Part of Canopy’s 20th Anniversary Tree Walk Series. Join Canopy, Slow Foods, and a professional arborist for an edible tree walk from Johnson Park to Gamble Garden. We'll see a great variety of trees while learning about the delicious fruits they provide!
    Learn more. RSVP here.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
  • Education Leader Training, Part 1 (of 3)

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Location: Canopy Office, 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto

    Session one in Canopy's three-part interactive training (August 17th, 24th, and 31st).
    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 17th, 10:00 am - 12:30pm
    Part 2: Wednesday, August 24th, 10:00 am - 12:30pm
    Part 3: Wednesday, August 31st, 10:00 am - 12:30pm

    Sessions 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 2016-2017 school year.
    Learn more and sign up here.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  • Education Leader Training, Part 2 (of 3)

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Location: 3921 E Bayshore Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

    Session two in Canopy's three-part interactive training (August 17th, 24th, and 31st).
    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.
    Learn more and sign up here.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
  • Education Leader Training, Part 3 (of 3)

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Location: 3921 E Bayshore Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

    The last session in Canopy's three-part interactive training (August 17th, 24th, and 31st).
    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.
    Learn more and sign up here.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
  • Tree Walk: "Trees and Literature"

    Saturday, September 10, 2016

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Begins in the Rinconada Library parking lot - 1213 Newell Road

    Part of Canopy’s 20th Anniversary Tree Walk Series. Join Canopy and an expert arborist for a Tree Walk at the Rinconada Library & Art Center while exploring the famous trees found in literature. Our walk will include diverse and beautiful trees at this former Palo Alto city hall location: Jelecote Pine, Red Horsechestnut, Chinese Pistache, Italian Stone Pine, Black Mulberry, Japanese Flowering Crabapple, Plume Cryptomeria and many others!
    Learn more. RSVP here.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
  • Tree Walk: "Myths and Mythbusters: Surprising Tree Facts"

    Sunday, October 9, 2016

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Midtown, Palo Alto - New Location! Stay tuned for details.

    Part of Canopy’s 20th Anniversary Tree Walk Series. Join Canopy and a local arborist for a debut tree walk of the Midtown Neighborhood. We'll encounter a delightful range of tree species as surprising tree facts are discussed.
    Learn more. RSVP here.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • Tree Walk: "Fall into Color: Autumn Trees"

    Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Begin at the Palo Alto Civic Center Plaza, 250 Hamilton Ave

    Part of Canopy’s 20th Anniversary Tree Walk Series. Join Canopy and an expert arborist on an amble through the University South neighborhood admiring some of Palo Alto's most diverse fall foliage. We'll encounter species like the Autumn Gold Ginkgo, Raywood Ash, Chitalpa 'Morning Cloud,' Western Catalpa, and many more.
    Learn more. RSVP here.