A large fallen tree in a park

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 […]

The Great Christmas Tree Debate

October 18, 2023

Sustainable Christmas trees: Is there a right answer?

A decade or two ago, the prevailing belief among green-conscious consumers was that an artificial Christmas tree was a better alternative to cutting down a live tree.

Today we know that artificial trees, many […]

Canopy Welcomes New Board Members

August 25, 2023

Canopy is delighted to welcome four new members to our Board of Directors — Mar Y Sol Alvarado, Philip Jonas, Peying Lee, and Jose Talavera. Representing various communities served by Canopy’s programs and a wealth of unique skills and perspectives, […]

Trees along a concrete wall next to a road

‘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, […]

Tree Spotlight: Mimosa

February 6, 2022

Tree Spotlight Series: Follow along as we learn about the fascinating trees that live among us. This series is in partnership with Rhee Lab in the Plant Biology Department of the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Other posts in the series: ginkgo biloba, Douglas fir, giant […]

Back to our roots: Canopy’s advocacy committee counsels Palo Alto group on expanding tree protection laws

November 9, 2021

Changing climate, growing city mean Palo Alto’s tree protection laws need updating

Artist-in-Residence: Patricia Larenas

June 4, 2021

We’re excited to announce a new artistic partnership with Patricia Larenas, a talented Bay Area artist that shares our passion for trees. With work from her latest series of tree portraits (seen below), Patricia uses her art to capture iconic […]

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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