CANOPY BLOG

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

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Save Our Water and Our Trees

March 26, 2021

In February 2021, Canopy’s Community Forestry Coordinator Gabby Trudeau presented at Valley Water’s Landscape Summit, a forum for landscape professionals to learn about water issues in the county and California as a whole, and how water relates to the landscaping […]

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Intern Spotlight: Veronica Weber

September 4, 2020

Environmental professional Veronica Weber is bringing Canopy’s tree walks into the digital age

Veronica Weber is a graduate student pursuing her master’s degree in environmental science and management at the Bren School at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Now entering […]

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Learning Outdoors: A Ticket to Healthier and Happier Children

August 14, 2020

Another Look at Indoor Learning

The age-old lament that – kids these days don’t spend as much time outside as they used to – has suddenly become more real than ever. With public health safety mandates to shelter at home, and […]

Impacts of Trees on Mental Health

August 6, 2020

Mental Health in Urban Communities

The noise, pollution, and overcrowding of cities appears to be taking a toll on our mental health. People in cities suffer from higher rates of almost every mental health problem compared to those living in rural […]

The Urban Heat Island Effect

July 17, 2020

What is the urban heat effect?

On the first day of summer, the average temperature in Portola Valley is 70 degrees, while just down the road in Palo Alto the average temperature is 76 degrees. Why are the temperatures in built-up […]

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 […]

Unleashing the Power of Nature in the Era of COVID-19

June 16, 2020

COVID-19 is re-making our world in myriad and fundamental ways.  Thanks to the rigorous “shelter-in-place” mandates from our prescient health officers, we are learning (knock on wood) to flatten the curve.  But what a hit it is on jobs, incomes […]

Nature Play Space for Preschool: TUF Project Update

May 22, 2020

Teen Urban Foresters are designing landscape for All Five Preschool in eastern Menlo Park.

Each year, Canopy’s Teen Urban Foresters (TUFs) take on a project aimed at engaging local partners and creating green spaces in their community. Last fall, their revitalization […]

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