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Powdery Mildew: Identification and Treatment to Protect Your Tree

September 10, 2021

With warm days and cool nights, the Midpeninsula weather is often ideal for Powdery Mildew to infect your trees and plants.

What is Powdery Mildew?

Powdery Mildew is a group of diseases caused by fungi that infect leaves, buds, flowers and/or stems. […]

Trees at Cesar Chavez campus 2019

Do Trees Need Fertilizer?

August 12, 2019

Welcome to Canopy’s Ask the Arborist blog series that features tree care tips and expert advice from local certified arborists.

Some tree care professionals recommend fertilizing all trees on an annual basis, claiming this keeps them healthy. They say their fertilizers […]

Arborist surveying tree

Tree Risk and Assessment for Home Owners

February 25, 2019

Welcome to Canopy’s Ask the Arborist blog series that features tree care tips and expert advice from local certified arborists. Check out other posts in the series: Tips for when you’re hiring an arborist and Root defects: secret flaws that […]

Julisa Lopez

Meet Julisa: Tree Survey Intern

August 27, 2018

Meet Tree Survey Intern, Julisa Lopez!

In this post we meet Julisa Lopez, Canopy’s summer intern, who helped to organize the Young Tree Care Survey and Great Oak Count in Palo Alto. Julisa did a stellar job not only surveying trees and helping […]

tree branch with green leaves

Summer Tree Care Tips

June 25, 2018

This summer, take action to ensure your trees thrive over the warm and dry months. What was not accomplished over the spring should happen now, especially deep watering and mulching to conserve moisture. Following are four tree care tips for […]

Four Tips for Spring Tree Care

April 2, 2018

This spring, give your trees the thoughtful care that they need. This is the perfect time to assess any winter damage and to set your trees up for a successful summer. In this post, we share our top four tips […]

volunteers at a young tree care service day

4 Winter Tree Care Tips

January 8, 2018

This winter, don’t forget to care for your tree! Even though it is cold and wet, this is the perfect time to take advantage of caring for your tree while in dormancy. Following are four essential tree care tips for […]

The Great Oak Count

October 23, 2017

Welcome to the fourth installment of Canopy’s Oaktober Series! Read about the story behind Oaktober in our first post, tips on how to care for your California native oak in our second post, and why we care about oaks in […]

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