Meet Gabby Trudeau, Canopy’s Community Forestry Coordinator

By Canopy Team on March 18, 2021

Meet Gabby Trudeau, Canopy’s Community Forestry Coordinator

Gabby joined Canopy in September 2020 as Community Forestry Coordinator. A certified arborist, she works in Palo Alto and Mountain View to coordinate planting events, community volunteers, and help Canopy meet tree planting goals. 

We asked Gabby a few questions to get to know her better:

Q: Where were you before Canopy?

Gabby Trudeau

Gabby: I was working for an international study abroad program in Cochabamba, Bolivia called International Honors Program (IHP): Climate Change. I am half Bolivian so I was the cultural liaison/translator/field assistant for the students. The program got canceled due to COVID19 yet it took me 4 months to be able to travel home. I came back in June and found a job with Canopy. It’s a great fit because I am also a Certified Arborist.

Q: What is your role with Canopy?

Gabby: I am the Community Forestry Coordinator for Palo Alto and Mountain View.

Q: Why do you think trees are important?

Gabby: Trees provide clean air, shade, and sequester carbon; all things that make life on this planet more comfortable. They are our natural air conditioners.

Q: What are you excited to be working on at Canopy?

Gabby: I am excited to meet my planting goals for each city through creative events and outreach.

Q: What is your favorite tree and why?

Gabby: Umbellularia californica, California Bay Laurel; because its fragrant and its leaf litter looks like banana slugs on the ground.

California Bay Laurel leaf
California Bay Laurel leaf

Q: What is your favorite quote?

Gabby: “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.”- Maya Angelou

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Gabby: I propagate plants (reproduce plants through various methods), ride my bike, listen to music

Q: Any Last Words?

Gabby: Just excited to be part of the canopy team, and looking forward to doing good work together!

Thanks, Gabby – welcome to the canopy team!

 Video: Gabby Presents Canopy’s watering and drought tree care guidelines at Valley Water Landscape Summit.

Video: Stevens Creek Trail planting site visit with Gabby

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