Certified arborist Ellyn Shea leading a Downtown Palo Alto Tree Walk

Neighborhood Tree Walks

Neighborhood tree walks are a cornerstone of Canopy’s work to engage residents in the growth, care, and enjoyment of one of our region’s most beautiful and beneficial assets: its trees.

A Tree Walk often provides a first-time opportunity to observe, appreciate and learn about community trees and their role in creating healthy, vibrant communities.

About the Program

The Tree Walk program consists of over a dozen neighborhood tree walk routes, as well as free arborist-led walking tours on the second Saturday of each month.

During these popular tours, a certified arborist guides participants through one of the neighborhood routes, sharing in-depth information, fun facts, and tips about caring for trees and selecting tree species. Check our calendar for details about upcoming walks.

20th Anniversary Series

In celebration of Canopy’s 20th anniversary in 2016, we’re offering a special twist on the beloved Palo Alto Neighborhood Tree Walks. Each monthly walk will feature special guests, fresh perspectives, and (of course!) incredible local trees. Check our calendar for details about each themed walk.

Quick Links:

View Tree Walk Maps and Index.

Check the calendar for upcoming Tree Walk details.

RSVP for an arborist-led Tree Walk.


“On Canopy’s Tree Walks I’ve been learning about the latest in arboriculture as well as how to care for my own individual trees. What an invaluable experience!”

~ Dan Collins,
Palo Alto resident

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