CANOPY BLOG

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Meet Mel Sutton, Canopy’s Community Forestry Field Technician

February 4, 2021

Mel joined Canopy in September 2020 as Community Forestry Field Technician. They studied Urban Forestry at Iowa State before moving to California to join the Americorps. We asked Mel a few questions to get to know them better:

Richard Sutton

What were […]

North Fair Oaks mapping tool

North Fair Oaks mapping tool identifies where trees can bring the most benefit

January 8, 2021

Neighborhood tree plantings take a lot of legwork

Identifying suitable planting sites for a neighborhood tree planting takes time and resources, especially when Canopy begins work in a new area. There are many steps before planting begins: finding residents eager to […]

Meet the Board: Rachel Knowles

December 18, 2020

Please welcome Rachel Knowles to Canopy’s Board of Directors!

Rachel has worked in higher education since 2011 and is currently in Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Her previous experience includes working at Helios Healthcare where she worked alongside […]

Sustainable Holiday Tips from the Canopy Team

December 18, 2020

The holidays are often viewed as a time of abundance. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Pancha Ganapati, another cultural or religious tradition, or nothing, you have likely seen photos of intricately decorated homes, piles of gifts, and spreads of […]

Meet the Board: Maria Chai

October 2, 2020

We are thrilled to introduce you to our new enthusiastic Board member –  Maria Chai.

Maria Chai (she/her) discovered the joy of tree care when she started gardening with her son. She’s a graduate of Canopy’s Community Forestry School and joined […]

Masked volunteers at Canopy planting event.

What will Canopy’s tree planting season look like this year?

October 1, 2020

Canopy’s tree planting season is usually October through April or May.

Around this time, we are usually gearing up for volunteer planting events across the Midpeninsula. We spoke with Elise Willis, Canopy’s Tree Programs Director, for an update on what volunteers […]

Meet Indira Selvakumaraswamy, Canopy’s Volunteer Engagement Manager

September 11, 2020

Join us in welcoming Indira Selvakumaraswamy to the Canopy team!

Indira is Canopy’s new Volunteer Engagement Manager. She is a marketing and advertising professional with over a decade of experience working with non-profit clients. She is excited to bridge her passions […]

Veronica Weber, Research & Special Projects Intern

Intern Spotlight: Veronica Weber

September 4, 2020

Environmental professional Veronica Weber is bringing Canopy’s tree walks into the digital age

Veronica Weber is a graduate student pursuing her master’s degree in environmental science and management at the Bren School at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Now entering […]

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