More Trees Please: A Canopy Webinar Series

Trees have long been symbols of hope, life, and resilience. Caring for a tree creates a reciprocal relationship: your time and effort planting and caring for the tree are directly rewarded with cool shade, cleaner air, and calming beauty. These benefits will outlast your lifetime and improve the lives of generations to come. 

Coming Spring 2022: Join Canopy for a three-part webinar series designed especially for homeowners and residents where you’ll learn about your role in this relationship. We’ll guide you through the entire process of selecting trees best suited for your location, planting and caring for them properly, and becoming an advocate for trees in your neighborhood and community.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the County of Santa Clara Office of Sustainability.  

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Webinar Archives

July 16, 2020 | Resilient Trees for a New Climate

Recordings and Resources

Speakers:

  • Dr. Igor Lacan, Environmental Horticulture Advisor, University of California, San Francisco Bay Area Cooperative Extension
  • Dave Muffly, Former Senior Arborist, Apple
  • Dr. Erica Spotswood, Applied Ecologist, San Francisco Estuary Institute

August 20, 2020 | Landscape Resilience Lessons from the Facebook Bayfront Campus

Recordings and Resources

Speakers:

  • Lauren Swezey, Sustainability and Landscape Project Lead, Facebook
  • Rayna deNiord, Principal, CMG Landscape Architecture
  • Molly Batchelder, Consulting Arborist, SBCA Tree Consulting

October 15, 2020 | Save the Trees Please: Best Practices for the Development Plan Review Process

Recordings and Resources

Speakers:

  • Dave Dockter, Former Planning Arborist, City of Palo Alto
  • Alison Hicks, Council Member, City of Mountain View

March 25, 2021 | Bridging Trees and Health: The Public Health Outcomes of Urban Tree Canopy

Recordings and Resources

Speakers:

  • Dr. Desiree Backman, Director of the Population Health Group within the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research at UC Davis
  • Dr. Neal Kohatsu, MD, MPH, FACPM; Chief Health Strategist of the Population Health Group within the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research at UC Davis
  • Ray Tretheway, Founder of the Sacramento Tree Foundation

April 29, 2021 | Designing Biodiverse Urban Landscapes on Google’s Campus

Recordings and Resources

Speakers:

  • Erin Beller, Urban Ecology Program Manager for Google’s Real Estate Sustainability Team
  • Dan Stephens, Vice President and Principal of Restoration Design at H.T. Harvey and Associates
  • Drew Wenzel, a Real Estate Development Executive at Google

May 20, 2021 | Greening the Outdoor Classroom: Bringing Nature to School Campuses

Recordings and Resources

Speakers:

  • Jaime Zaplatosch, Director of Green Schoolyards for Healthy Communities, Children & Nature Network
  • Lauren Freels, Landscape Architect, Bay Tree Design
  • Devon Conley, Board President, Mountain View Whisman School District