CANOPY BLOG

Great Oak Count volunteers with swag and masks

Over the miles and months, volunteer surveyors make big progress on Great Oak Count

November 12, 2021

Canopy’s ambitious project to survey Palo Alto’s venerable oak trees made great headway in 2021, despite the pandemic. Last spring Indira Selvakumaraswamy, Canopy’s volunteer engagement manager, assembled 21 mostly two-person teams to cover routes across the city. They began in […]

red fall leaves in Palo Alto

Celebrating Native American heritage, this month and beyond

November 11, 2021

November is National American Indian Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the many contributions of the Indigenous peoples of the United States. At Canopy, we are building our practice of land acknowledgment to teach and promote greater consciousness of the […]

Sharing their stories: Exhibit of art by our Teen Urban Foresters opens Nov. 4

October 5, 2021

Exhibit of art by our Teen Urban Foresters opens November 4 at La Cazuela in East Palo Alto.

Maika Horjus

Fond Farewell to Maika Horjus

August 17, 2018

This month, Canopy bids a fond farewell to an integral part of the team, Maika Horjus.

We are incredibly sad to see her go, but also incredibly excited for her as she transitions to the next chapter of her life in […]

A fond farewell (and congratulations!) to Anwyn Hurxthal

September 7, 2017

Last month, Canopy bid a fond farewell—and a hearty congratulations—to our teammate extraordinaire, Anwyn Hurxthal.

After two years as Canopy’s Senior Development Specialist (and many more years supporting Canopy in other ways), Anwyn has accepted a wonderful position at the John […]

Meet two heroes in our midst

April 3, 2017

At Canopy, one of our greatest assets is our team.

Canopy’s impact is only possible because of dedicated people–from our staff and board to our volunteers, tree champions, donors, and our amazing community partners–who are willing to work together and invest […]

Interview: Walter Passmore on trees, community, and what Palo Alto gets right

January 2, 2017

If you live in Palo Alto, you may not know Walter Passmore, but you have certainly seen his handiwork. Look around any street or neighborhood in town and you’ll surely notice the leafy asset that Walter thinks about day-in and […]

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