More Trees Please is Canopy’s adult education series of tree talks and webinars for residents, tree industry experts, community leaders, and decision-makers on the benefits of urban trees, with resources and practical tips to advocate and care for trees in their community to ensure the health and longevity of the urban forest.

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Event Archives

June 4, 2022 | Stewarding Trees Beyond Your Front Yard

Learn more about this in-person event (no recording available).

Speakers:

  • Mary Dateo (she/her), Canopy Board Member, horticulturist, and urban forest advocate
  • Matthew Feisthamel (he/him), City of Mountain View Forestry Coordinator

June 2, 2022 | Urban Forests: Maintenance and Management Best Practices

Recordings and Resources

Speakers:

  • Elise Willis (she/her), Master’s Student in Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida, Graduate Assistant for the Urban Tree and Landscape Management Lab, Former Tree Programs Director at Canopy
  • Matthew Feisthamel (he/him), City of Mountain View Forestry Coordinator
  • Brittany Whitehill (she/her), City of Mountain View Associate Planner

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

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

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

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

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

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