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Saturday, December 9, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Monday, January 15, 2024
Thursday, January 18, 2024
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
  • (FULL) Community Forestry School (Feb. 21 - Apr. 17)

    Wednesday, February 21, 2024

    Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    Location: Zoom + outdoor field experiences in Canopy service areas

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    This 9-week course will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and training you need to take action in your community right away. As a Community Forestry School (CFS) graduate, you will be equipped to identify trees, plant and prune effectively, explain the value of the urban forest to others, and advocate for trees in your community.

    Course Details:
    • Online Zoom classes: Wednesdays, February 21 through April 17, 2024, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Outdoor field experiences:
      • Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (site assessment workshop in Palo Alto, either Greenmeadow or Kavanaugh neighborhood)
      • Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (planting practice in south Palo Alto, exact location TBD)
      • Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (pruning practice, location TBD)
    • Cost: FREE

Saturday, February 24, 2024
  • South Palo Alto Tree Initiative Planting

    Saturday, February 24, 2024

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA

    Join Canopy for a group planting event in South Palo Alto! All ages and experience levels are welcome, and tools and gloves are provided.

    Contact [email protected] for more details and to help make the community greener!

Saturday, March 2, 2024
  • Caminata Guiada: East Palo Alto

    Saturday, March 2, 2024

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Bell Street Park, 550 Bell St, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

    Únase a Canopy para una caminata guiada bilingüe (español e inglés). Vamos a caminar por Bell Street Park en East Palo Alto. Los arbolistas certificados Juan Ortiz y Andrés Solís van a enseñar sobre los árboles. Durante de la caminata habrá una búsqueda del tesoro de árboles para niños.

    Join Canopy for a guided, bilingual (Spanish-English) tree walk through Bell Street Park in East Palo Alto led by certified arborists Juan Ortiz and Andrés Solís. There will be a tree scavenger hunt for kids during the walk.

    Regístrese en / Register at canopy.org/tree-walk-sign-up.

Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • East Palo Alto Movie Night with Canopy

    Thursday, March 7, 2024

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Location: Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA, 550 Bell St, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

    Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for a movie night with Canopy to celebrate Arbor Week! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, and you're welcome to bring any additional of your own.

Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • (FULL) Tree Walk: Palo Alto

    Saturday, March 9, 2024

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

    Rescheduled from February 17th due to inclement weather.

    Join certified arborist David Hamilton for a guided tour of the grounds of Palo Alto's library and art center. Reserve your spot at canopy.org/tree-walk-sign-up.

  • Belle Haven Movie Night with Canopy

    Saturday, March 9, 2024

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Location: All Five, 1391 Chilco St, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

    Join Canopy for a FREE family movie night to celebrate Arbor Week! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on as we watch The Jungle Book (2016). Snacks and drinks will be provided, and guests will be entered in a raffle for a $20 gift card!

    Acompáñenos para una noche de película GRATIS! Traiga sus sillas o cobijas para sentarse y mirar la película El Libro de la Selva (2016). Tendremos bocadillos y bebidas, y ¡cada persona participará en la rifa de una tarjeta de regalo de $20!

Sunday, April 14, 2024
  • The Power of Trees: Growing a Movement

    Sunday, April 14, 2024

    Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Location: Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

    For 28 years, Canopy has been putting down roots in Midpeninsula communities, planting trees and connecting people with nature in their neighborhoods. On April 14th, we will transform the Mitchell Park Community Center into a powerful “behind the leaves” so that our friends can experience firsthand the community-building capacity of trees. Join Canopy for an afternoon benefit gathering to support expanding our urban forest. More Details

Saturday, April 20, 2024
  • Mountain View Arbor Day Celebration & Mayor's Tree Planting

    Saturday, April 20, 2024

    Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    Location: Mountain View Location TBD

    Join Canopy and the City of Mountain View for a special tree planting event and family-friendly activities to celebrate National Arbor Day. To commemorate the day, Mountain View's Mayor Pat Showalter will read the city’s Arbor Day Proclamation and plant a ceremonial tree, an annual tradition in partnership with Canopy.
    • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.: Mayor's tree planting
    • 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Arbor Day celebration

    Learn about the city's free tree giveaway for residents of Mountain View, or sign up to receive a street tree planted by Canopy!

  • Tree Walk: Mountain View

    Saturday, April 20, 2024

    Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Location: Rengstorff Park, 1931-2057 Crisanto Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040, USA

    Join certified arborist Herb Fong for a guided tour at Rengstorff Park in Mountain View. Reserve your spot at canopy.org/tree-walk-sign-up.

Saturday, April 27, 2024
  • National Arbor Day Community Tree Planting

    Saturday, April 27, 2024

    Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA

    Join Canopy for a special tree planting event in South Palo Alto to celebrate National Arbor Day! All ages and experience levels are welcome, and tools and gloves are provided. 

    Contact [email protected] for more details and to get involved.

Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • Tree Walk: Palo Alto

    Saturday, May 11, 2024

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Palo Alto location TBD

    Join certified arborist Peter Jensen for a guided tour in Palo Alto (location TBD). Reserve your spot at canopy.org/tree-walk-sign-up.

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