Meet Gabby Trudeau

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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