Stewarding Trees Beyond Your Front Yard

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead

Saturday, June 4, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Rengstorff Park

Rengstorff Park Group Picnic Area, Crisanto Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040

It is up to us to build a world where people and nature thrive. You can start in your own neighborhood by learning and sharing about practices and policies that prioritize trees. Join Canopy and the City of Mountain View on June 4 for an in-person community event following the June 2 webinar. The event will feature a presentation covering City tree ordinances and recommendations relevant to residents, as well as refreshments and a tree walk through Rengstorff Park. The tree walk will be led by arborists Bruce Hurlburt, former Parks and Open Space Manager for the City of Mountain View, and Matthew Feisthamel, current Forestry Coordinator for the City of Mountain View. Join us to learn how you can be a voice for the trees in your community, and pick up copies of Mountain View’s Resident Guide to Trees to distribute to your neighbors and networks.

This event was made possible by generous funding from the City of Mountain View.


Mary Dateo (she/her), Canopy Board Member

Mary has worked as an engineer, quality instructor, programmer, and project manager.  Combining a life-long love of design and gardening, she currently runs a landscape design business that specializes in sustainable residential landscapes. Originally from Ohio, Mary now lives in Mountain View with her husband, where they’ve planted enough fruit trees to harvest fruit year-round. She led the Transportation Working Group of Mountain View’s Environmental Sustainability Task Force in 2017-2018. She is currently a board member of Carbon Free Mountain View, and a founding member of Stewards of Our Common Home, an environmental group in the Diocese of San Jose. She holds a BME and an MBA from the University of Dayton, and an AS in Environmental Horticulture and Design from Foothill College.

Matthew Feisthamel (he/him), City of Mountain View Forestry Coordinator

Currently the Forestry Coordinator for the City of Mountain View,  Matt started working for the City of Mountain View in January 2019. In his role as Forestry Coordinator, his primary focus areas are increasing tree canopy coverage, managing tree plantings, and processing Heritage tree applications. Before working for Mountain View, Matt worked as the Assistant City Forester for the City of Carmel by-the-Sea. He is a certified Arborist and has an Associate degree in Ornamental Horticulture and a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and Natural Resource Management from California Polytechnic State University.

Born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula, Matt now lives in San Jose and enjoys hiking, biking, gardening, and traveling to new places.