Kavanaugh neighborhood planting volunteer

Upcoming Canopy Events

Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • University Village Neighborhood planting

    Saturday, February 25, 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 more street trees in this 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, March 11, 2017
  • Community Arbor Day Festival

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Location: Mitchell Park, Multi-Use Bowl - East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA, United States

    This community festival honoring California Arbor Week has become a Palo Alto tradition!

    Join Canopy, The City of Palo Alto, and lots of friends and partners for free live music, roped tree climbing, bucket truck rides, the famous Tree Circus, food trucks, tree crafts, and more. Gather your friends and family and join the celebration! Full festival details here.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • Cubberley Community Day Tree Planting

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

    Join Canopy and other local organizations for a day of fun and service at Cubberley Community Center! Plant and care for trees with Canopy, check out performances and visit open art studios.

    Sign up to volunteer. Email uriel@canopy.org with questions or group volunteer inquiries.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
  • Tree Walk: Midtown

    Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Hoover Park, 2901 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA

    Join Canopy and an expert arborist Herb Fong for a tree walk through the Midtown neighborhood. We'll explore a diverse array of tree species such as the Silk Tree, Scarlet Oak, Carob, Australia Tea Tree, and more.

    Meet next to the tennis courts at Hoover Park on Cowper Street in Palo Alto.
    Learn more. RSVP here.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • Workshop: Young Tree Pruning, Part 1

    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Time: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
    Location: TBD (Likely a school in East Palo Alto)

    Join Canopy’s Volunteer Pruning Corps! In this free, interactive workshop series you’ll learn the art, science, and skill of young tree pruning with Canopy’s Program Director, Michael Hawkins, and other expert arborists. You’ll also join a dynamic team of pruning volunteers that help maintain young trees throughout the community.

    The workshop will take place on two consecutive Saturdays:
    Part 1: Saturday, May 6, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
    Part 2: Saturday, May 13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Full Details Here. Sign up here. Email natalie@canopy.org with questions.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • Workshop: Young Tree Pruning, Part 2

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: TBD (Likely a school in East Palo Alto)

    Join Canopy’s Volunteer Pruning Corps! In this free, interactive workshop series you’ll learn the art, science, and skill of young tree pruning with Canopy’s Program Director, Michael Hawkins, and other expert arborists. You’ll also join a dynamic team of pruning volunteers that help maintain young trees throughout the community.

    The workshop will take place on two consecutive Saturdays:
    Part 1: Saturday, May 6, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
    Part 2: Saturday, May 13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Full Details Here. Sign up here. Email natalie@canopy.org with questions.
  • Tree Walk: Southgate

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA

    Join Canopy and an expert 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.

    Meet in the Palo Alto High School parking lot on Churchill Avenue at Castilleja Avenue.
    Learn more. RSVP here.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
  • Tree Walk: Bookworms in the Branches

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

    Join Canopy and expert arborist, Christian Bonner, 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.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
  • Tree Walk: Junior Museum and Zoo

    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA

    Join Canopy and an expert arborist for a stroll around the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo to explore a delightful range of trees. We'll learn about the Ginkgo, Coast Live Oak, Wilson Holly, a variety of Cedar trees, and much more.

    Learn more. RSVP here.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
  • Tree Walk: West Bayshore

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Ohlone Elementary School, 950 Amarillo Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

    Join Canopy and expert arborist, Jason Shirar, for a summer 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.
    Learn more. RSVP here.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
  • Tree Walk: Trees & Birds (College Terrace)

    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: College Avenue, College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA

    Join Canopy, expert arborist, Ellyn Shea, and an expert bird watcher for an exploration of the trees and birds of College Terrace. We'll discuss tips and tricks for bird watching, while learning about the rare and lovely Purple Birch, the fast-growing Douglas Fir, the classic Coast Live Oak, Western Catalpa, Scarlet Oak, Japanese Flowering Crabapple, and many more.

    Meet at the corner of College Avenue and Oberlin Street.
    Learn more. RSVP here.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • Tree Walk: Greenmeadow

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Greenmeadow Community Center, 303 Parkside Drive, Palo Alto, CA, United States

    Join Canopy and an expert arborist for a Tree Walk in the Greenmeadow neighborhood. The walk will include a great variety of trees: Sugar Maple, Bigleaf Maple, Cork Oak, Torrey Pine, Brazilian Pepper Tree, Moraine Ash, Soapbark Tree, Tulip Tree, Holly Oak and many others. The walk begins at the Greenmeadow Community Center. Click here for a map of the tree walk. Click here to RSVP.
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.