Canopy partners with residents of neighborhoods that need community trees the most to offer free trees, tree care, and expert advice to grow urban canopy tree cover and invest in healthier communities.
Learn more about our Free Tree Initiatives for the communities below and sign up for your FREE tree today!
If you're an East Palo Alto, Belle Haven, or North Fair Oaks Resident...
Between 2015 and 2020, Canopy’s Branching Out initiative will partner with East Palo Alto residents to plant 500 new trees in East Palo Alto neighborhoods, parks, and schools. In 2020, the program expanded to include the community of North Fair Oaks! Learn more about the Branching Out initiative here.
Funding for this project is provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program.
Plantings are organized when enough residents in a concentrated area express a desire for a tree in front of their home. Get your neighbors involved!
You can also reach Canopy’s Community Forestry Coordinator, Arlene Nuñez Garcia, at 650-964-6110 ext. 4 or [email protected] for more information about the program.
If you're a South Palo Alto Resident...
Canopy’ South Palo Alto Tree Initiative has planted over 400 trees and hosted many neighborhood tree plantings alongside residents in south Palo Alto since this program began in 2016. Learn more about the SPA Tree Initiative here.
South Palo Alto (SPA) constitutes all the neighborhoods south of Oregon Expressway. By participating in this program residents will receive up to a 30 minute consultation at your property with a Certified Arborist, a free tree suitable for your front or back yard, free installation by expert volunteers at the neighborhood planting, and Palo Alto-specific tree care instructions. Canopy performs checkups and offers as-needed pruning and tree care advice for up to 3 years after the tree is planted.
Contact Gabby Trudeau, Community Forestry Coordinator, at [email protected] for more information about the program.
If you want to help plant trees...
Even if we are not planting a tree adjacent to your home, Canopy invites you to participate in neighborhood plantings and other work days. Please use our volunteer signup form or email Maya at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest!