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During Mental Health Awareness Month, community comes together to create serenity garden at Alta Vista High School

May 16, 2024

Canopy and Alta Vista High School (AVHS) students planted nine trees at the alternative school’s campus on May 16 as part of a community-led effort to create a serenity garden that will help students and teachers alike improve both their […]

Canopy joins communities in celebrating trees for California Arbor Week 2024

March 22, 2024

Each year, during the second week of March, Californians are encouraged to engage with the trees in their communities by planting a tree, joining a community event, or teaching the next generation about these treasured resources.

Throughout the week of March […]

Remembering Urban Cummings

March 6, 2024

On Saturday, February 24, 2024, Canopy lost a friend and champion. 

Urban Cummings, a long-time volunteer, former Canopy Board Member, and dear friend, passed away after a fearless and enthusiastic life well-lived. In his passing, the Canopy community finds great joy […]

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How to protect your trees during a major rainstorm

January 5, 2024

When it rains, it pours! After 2023 winter rainstorms and heavy wind devasted the Bay Area’s trees, Canopy is encouraging Midpeninsula residents to brush up on emergency preparedness while maintaining the health of their trees. Extreme weather, such as these recent […]

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‘Dream come true’: Visionary master plan aims to close East Palo Alto’s green gap

December 13, 2022

Satellite imagery taken from the East Palo Alto Urban Forest Master Plan.

A satellite photo tells the East Palo Alto tree canopy story powerfully, as pictures often do. The image is overlaid with jurisdiction lines for the cities of Palo Alto, […]

Urban Tree Advocacy at the 2022 Thrive Alliance Climate Summit

November 1, 2022

In early October 2022, Canopy staff members joined local community partners and advocates at the Climate Summit for San Mateo County hosted by Thrive Alliance, Climate Resilient Communities, Nuestra Casa, and Rise South City. This cross-sector summit focused on the critical issues affecting frontline communities in […]

Woman tips bucket to pour water around the base of the tree.

Urban Forest Groups Join with Save Our Water to Highlight Importance of Tree Care This Summer

July 17, 2022

Proper tree care vital to protect urban canopy during extreme drought

Sacramento, CA – With millions of urban trees in need of extra care due to extreme drought, Save Our Water – the State of California’s water conservation campaign – is […]

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Celebrating Canopy’s 25th Anniversary Tree Champion Honorees

June 24, 2022

It takes a village to grow the urban forest!

Throughout Canopy’s history, tree champions from across sectors and communities have lent their unique talents and dedication to plant and care for trees where they are needed the most, nurture young leaders, […]

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