February 20, 2017
On a clear and gorgeous February morning, a group of some seventy community members gathered around the stately avocado tree in Johnson Park. Coming from Palo Alto and beyond, a love for trees, food, and horticulture is what brought everyone […]
February 6, 2017
Coming together around trees
Across traditions, societies, and centuries, trees have held special significance in the human imagination.
They are universal symbols, representing life, nourishment, resilience, and growth. It’s part of why trees feature so prominently in cultural traditions and celebrations around the […]
January 16, 2017
Campus Tree Walk Helps Local High School Students to De-Stress during Finals
During the week of final exams at Mountain View High School in Mountain View, students were invited to attend a Tree Walk around the school campus to appreciate the […]
January 2, 2017
If you live in Palo Alto, you may not know Walter Passmore, but you have certainly seen his handiwork. Look around any street or neighborhood in town and you’ll surely notice the leafy asset that Walter thinks about day-in and […]
December 20, 2016
20 years and growing…
What a year it’s been! As the Canopy team reflects on our 20th anniversary year, we’re grateful for everything that our community of volunteers, donors, and friends made possible—in 2016, and over the the last two decades.
December 5, 2016
Sustainable Christmas trees: Is there a right answer?
Five or ten years ago, some green-conscious consumers felt confident that an artificial Christmas tree was a better alternative to cutting down a live tree.
Today, the prevailing wisdom suggests that artificial trees, […]
November 22, 2016
From the field: Two volunteers share their thoughts on the “Sister Neighborhood” tree plantings
Fostering friendship across city boundaries
Canopy is proud to serve the Mid-Peninsula’s diverse communities, and actively seeks ways to bring together people of all backgrounds to work towards […]
November 7, 2016
In many parts of the United States, people are enjoying one of nature’s finest events – leaf color change that signals a tree’s response to temperature change and the seasonal bridge from summer to fall.
Throughout Silicon Valley, and especially […]