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Summer Tree Care Tips

June 25, 2018

This summer, take action to ensure your trees thrive over the warm and dry months. What was not accomplished over the spring should happen now, especially deep watering and mulching to conserve moisture. Following are four tree care tips for […]

Four Tips for Spring Tree Care

April 2, 2018

This spring, give your trees the thoughtful care that they need. This is the perfect time to assess any winter damage and to set your trees up for a successful summer. In this post, we share our top four tips […]

Root Defects: Secret Flaws That Could Kill Your Young Tree

March 5, 2018

Welcome to Canopy’s Ask the Arborist blog series that features tree care tips and expert advice from local certified arborists.

Secret Flaws of Nursery-Grown Trees

Ever planted a tree or shrub and watched it fail to thrive over the years? Or had […]

Tips for When You’re Hiring an Arborist

February 19, 2018

Welcome to Canopy’s Ask the Arborist blog series that features tree care tips and expert advice from local certified arborists. 

Choosing an arborist

Choosing a contractor for any job can be quite challenging, and picking an arborist can be exceptionally tough. The […]

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4 Winter Tree Care Tips

January 8, 2018

This winter, don’t forget to care for your tree! Even though it is cold and wet, this is the perfect time to take advantage of caring for your tree while in dormancy. Following are four essential tree care tips for […]

How to Care for Your Native Oak

October 2, 2017

Welcome to the second installment of Canopy’s Oaktober Series! Read about the story behind Oaktober in our first post, or check out why we care about oaks in our third post. 

Native Oak Tree Care

We’re making it a priority to share […]

Trees to Plant Now (part 2)

May 1, 2017

On April 6, 2017, Canopy staff members Michael Hawkins and Elise Willis presented at Gamble Garden about “Trees to Plant Now.” In this post, Part 2, we’ll cover the “who, where, and how” of tree planting, and offer a few […]

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Shorter pruning cycles, healthier trees

July 14, 2016

Palo Alto approves shorter pruning cycle—and safer, healthier trees.

On June 28th, the Palo Alto City Council voted to maintain the city’s 7-year pruning cycle, rather than switch to proposed 10-year or 15-year pruning cycles.

The pruning cycle determines how often city trees […]

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