Training and Workshops

Canopy offers practical, hands-on workshops, training and educational presentations to teach local residents proper tree planting methods, tree selection, pruning and smart watering techniques.

At volunteer plantings, Canopy trains members of the community to become tree planters and Planting Leaders for future community events.

Tapping into its diverse network of volunteer arborists, landscape professionals and environmentalists, Canopy is able to provide expert instructors on a variety of tree care and urban environment issues such as tree pruning, fruit tree care, trees and landscapes, watering techniques and planting practices, among other topics.

We are currently accepting sign-ups for two workshops:

1. The Art of Young Tree Pruning

Part 1 – Saturday, June 6th 9am-12pm
Part 2 – Participants choose at least one date:

Thursday, June 12th 5:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday, June 14th 9am – 12pm
Thursday, June 19th 5:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday, June 14th 9am – 12pm

Learn the art of young tree pruning with arborist Brian Kempf.

Part one of this this free workshop series includes 1.5 hours of classroom training and 2.5 hours of hands-on field training. Classroom instruction will be available in both Spanish and English. In part two of the training, participants attend one (or more) of four scheduled field sessions to gain hands-on pruning practice and on-the-spot coaching. Click here for more information or to sign up.

2. Planting Leader Training 2014

The Training will be held in early September. Check back for details soon!


“The series turned out to be the extra push I needed to explore my curiosity about trees, allowing me to delve into my affinity for them.”

~ Martha Blackwell,
Canopy supporter