Join Canopy for an “Oak-tastic” month of education and events.


TREE WALK: Oaks of Stanford

Sun, Oct 15 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

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 on the campus, including chestnut-leaved oak, Mt. Tabor’s oak, and Palestine oak. They grow alongside both mature and recently planted native trees.

This juxtaposition provides a powerful introduction to one of the hottest topics in biosciences today, the question of how to incorporate climate change adaptivity into our landscape choices.  

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TREE PLANTING: Kavanaugh Neighborhood, East Palo Alto

Sat, Oct 21 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Join Canopy as we plant a new generation of street trees in East Palo Alto’s Kavanaugh neighborhood. Together we create stronger, healthier communities by bringing the life-giving benefits of trees to the places we live. Email uriel@canopy.org with questions or group volunteer inquiries.

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TREE SURVEY: The Great Oak Count

Sat, Oct 28 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

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 population, which scientists can use to evaluate how our urban forest ecosystem has changed since Canopy first surveyed Palo Alto’s oaks over 20 years ago. During the survey, volunteers will also share oak care tips with owners, and have fun exploring areas of town that you may have never seen before!

This survey will launch in the College Terrace neighborhood, and will eventually locate and map all of Palo Alto’s oak trees. Interested in becoming a Survey Leader? You’ll receive special training and will help jumpstart these important survey efforts. Contact Elise Willis at elise@canopy.org. Exact meeting location TBD.

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From the Blog

Check out our blog for more Oaktober fun! We’ll be posting a series of informative oak stories, including why oaks are important, oak tree care, and much more.

Oaktober Blog Series
Oaktober: In Celebration of Oaks