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.

Monthly Tree Walks

At Canopy’s monthly tree walks, a certified arborist guides participants through one of the neighborhood routes, sharing in-depth information, fun facts, and tips about caring for trees and selecting tree species. Walks are typically held on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Registration is full for all remaining 2021 guided tree walks; watch this space to sign up when we resume walks in 2022.

Screenshot of Flowering Cherry tree (Prunus subhirtella) entry in the Pioneer Park interactive tree walk
Flowering Cherry Tree (Prunus subhirtella) along the Pioneer Park interactive tree walk route

New Interactive Tree Walk Guides

In 2021, Canopy launched a series of Interactive Tree Walk Guides, adapting our classic routes into a mobile-friendly format. Scroll through the interactive map, photos, videos, and more to explore trees in your neighborhood. Each walk takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Stay tuned for more interactive tree walk guides to come!  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates.

New in 2021:

Additional Tree Walks

You can enjoy more self-guided tree walks using Canopy’s classic guides and other community resources. Expand the sections below to see available routes. Happy walking!

Palo Alto Tree Walk Routes

Please note: we are in the process of updating several tree walk routes. Thank you for your patience as we roll these updated walks out in 2021!

 

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

Other Community Tree Walk Resources

Ready for even more tree tours? Check out these local resources:

  • 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 the 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.

Canopy Interactive Tree Walk Guides are featured on Uplift Local, Palo Alto’s recovery effort to connect the community while at a safe distance from others. Explore more ways to support local businesses at upliftlocal.org!

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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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