Neighborhood Tree Walks

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Canopy’s Tree Walk program consists of neighborhood tree walk routes throughout Palo Alto, Mountain View, East Palo Alto, and Menlo Park. The tree walks offer an opportunity to spend time outdoors and enjoy the life-giving benefits of trees while learning about your local urban forest.

Guided Tree Walks

At Canopy’s guided tree walks, a certified arborist leads participants through neighborhood routes, sharing in-depth information, fun facts, and tips about caring for trees and selecting tree species. Walks are typically held on one Saturday per month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, excluding December and the hottest summer months.

2023-2024 Dates

  • October 28, 2023 – Byron/Seale neighborhood, Palo Alto (theme: “Whole Tree Health”)
  • November 4, 2023 – Cuesta Park, Mountain View
  • January 20, 2024 – Pioneer Park, Mountain View
  • March 2, 2024 – East Palo Alto
  • March 9, 2024 – Library & Art Center, Palo Alto (rescheduled from 2/17 for inclement weather)
  • April 20, 2024 – 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Rengstorff Park, Mountain View,
  • May 11, 2024 – Meeting Location: 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • July 13, 2024 – Edible Urban Forest (Palo Alto)
  • September 28, 2024 – Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo

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Archived Tree Walk Routes

In 2009 Canopy developed our classic Tree Walk routes and brochures as a way to connect community members with the trees in their backyards and foster an appreciation only possible through getting up close and personal with the urban canopy. In 2021 Canopy launched a series of Interactive Tree Walk Guides, adapting several of our classic routes into a mobile-friendly format with an interactive map, photos, videos, and more to explore trees in your neighborhood.

As of May 2022, Canopy is no longer updating these tree walk guides and the routes below may not accurately reflect the trees as they exist today.

Interactive Guides:

Palo Alto Tree Walk Routes

Archived as of May 2022

 

View Canopy Tree Walks in a larger map. See the Canopy Tree Library for a list of trees found on the tree walks.

Menlo Park & East Palo Alto Tree Walk Routes

Mountain View Tree Walk Routes

Archived as of May 2022

Other Community Tree Walk Resources

Archived as of May 2022

  • Gunn High School Campus Tree Tour – This self-guided tour of notable campus trees was developed by the Gunn High School library (with help from Canopy volunteer and Gunn teacher Carole Langston) to educate students, staff, and alumni about the majestic and inspiring trees on the Gunn campus.
  • Mountain View High School Tree Walk – Developed for Mountain View High School as part of their Spartans Pause week to provide students a chance to take a break and spend time outdoors while learning about the trees on campus.
  • Trees of Stanford – Maps and lists of noteworthy trees throughout the beautiful Stanford campus.

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“On Canopy’s Tree Walks I’ve been learning about the latest in arboriculture as well as how to care for my own individual trees. What an invaluable experience!”

~ Dan Collins,
Palo Alto resident

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