Many tree lists and selection tools are available on the web, but none address the specific needs of residents and professionals of our local region.
A team of Canopy and City of Palo Alto arborists have worked for many months to create an easy-to-use tool that encapsulates their more than 150 years of professional arboriculture and urban forestry experience. This is a unique and invaluable tool that will help residents and professionals understand trees better and select species for successful plantings with confidence.
Dave Muffly, Independent Arborist, Founder of Oaktopia, Member of the Canopy Board of Directors, Board Certified Master Arborist, Certified Tree Risk Assessor, Tree Selection Specialist
Roy C. Leggitt, III, Founder and Owner, Tree Management Experts, Member of the Canopy Board of Directors, Consulting Arborist, Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Risk Assessor
Stephen Scott, Project Manager for the City of Palo Alto Public Works Dept. Tree Section
Certified Arborist; Agricultural Pest Control Adviser License through the State of California, Department of Pesticide Regulation
Gino Segna, City of Palo Alto Alto Public Works Dept. Urban Forestry Section Project Manager
With help from:
David Dockter, Certified Arborist, City of Palo Alto Planning Arborist
Michael Hawkins, Canopy Program Director
Eric Krebs, Certified Arborist, City of Palo Alto Managing Arborist
Sharon Kelly, Certified Arborist, Former Canopy Program Director
Volunteers Database Architect:
Pierre Martineau, Martineau & Associates
Partial funding for the Canopy Tree Library and other interactive sections of the website was provided by a grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Urban and Community Forestry Program.