CANOPY BLOG

New post (at least!) every first and third Monday.

Celebrate Trees During California Arbor Week!

March 4, 2021

Since 2011, California has dedicated March 7-14 as a statewide celebration of one of our most important shared resources: trees!

We’re getting into the spirit of California Arbor Week and have a full week of activities planned to celebrate the […]

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North Fair Oaks mapping tool identifies where trees can bring the most benefit

January 8, 2021

Neighborhood tree plantings take a lot of legwork

Identifying suitable planting sites for a neighborhood tree planting takes time and resources, especially when Canopy begins work in a new area. There are many steps before planting begins: finding residents eager to […]

Are Outdoor Classrooms the Future?

July 10, 2020

Reimagining the Classroom

How can students safely return to classrooms this fall? This question is on the mind of school districts and educators across the nation, and the answer is still unclear. Current health regulations limit the number of students allowed […]

Contributing Trees for Cool Blocks and Cool Cities

June 8, 2018

A special “thank you” from Canopy to the neighbors of the 1100 Block of Emerson Street in Palo Alto, who joined forces this spring to donate 13 Canopy Tree Gifts! We’re inspired by their example of community-based action, and so […]

Branching Out to East Palo Alto Neighborhoods

November 20, 2017

This fall we completed another successful round of tree plantings in East Palo Alto as part of Canopy’s Branching Out program.

One tree at a time, we transform nature-deprived neighborhoods into resilient green landscapes that restore natural ecosystems and community well-being.

To […]

Branching Out to East Palo Alto

August 11, 2017

As one of their final projects this season, our incredible crew of summer Teen Urban Foresters researched, designed, and piloted an East Palo Alto community survey about trees. After learning about effective survey techniques and crafting seven key questions, the TUFs headed […]

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In conversation: Photographer Michael Light

June 30, 2017

In a new Art Center Exhibit, photographer Michael Light explores Palo Alto’s iconic Rinconada Oak, as well as human’s place in the natural world.

This summer from June 17th to August 27th, the Palo Alto Art Center is hosting a new […]

Arbor Day Young Artist Exhibit

March 27, 2017

The Young Artist Exhibit is a curated tree art exhibition that was held at the Community Arbor Day Festival at Mitchell Park on March 11, 2017. Art submissions from young artists across the Mid-Peninsula were received in answer to the theme: how do trees […]

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