|Mark Your Calendar:
|CANOPY TREE WALKS
2nd Saturday of every month from 10 AM-12 PM. Rain or shine. Free.
April 10: Gamble Garden
May 8: Main Library & Art Center
June 12: Greenmeadow
July 10: West Bayshore
August 14: Crescent Park
September 11: College Terrace
October 9: Southgate
November 13: Barron Park
December 11: South of Forest
Details at the Canopy Calendar.
CANOPY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
EARTH DAY FARMERS MARKET CELEBRATION ON CAL. AVE.: April 18th, 9 AM-1 PM, California Ave
9 AM to 1 PM: Canopy's Ask The Arborist table on California Ave.
10 AM & 12 AM: Tree Walks around Cal. Ave. with Arborist Dave Muffly
OTHER ACTIVITIES & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
SHARING NATURE WITH CHILDREN TALK: April 9, 7-8:30 PM, Lecture with Joseph Cornell. Living Wisdom School. Free.
CITY OF PALO ALTO EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES: April 15-24, Visit City of Palo Alto for details.
SPRING WILDFLOWER SHOW: April 24 & 25, 10 AM-4 PM, California Native Plant Society, Santa Clara Chapter, Mission College. Free.
Character Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! talks
conservation, recycling, and other eco-friendly issues. Wubbzy visited Canopy's recent tree planting in East Palo Alto.
Palo Alto City Wide Tree Inventory To Start
City trees will soon be professionally inspected and assessed through a Canopy facilitated
City trees frequently spark community debates about issues ranging from pedestrian safety to street aesthetics. It's a fact that trees in urban environments, living in close proximity to humans, require regular monitoring, care and maintenance. That's a handful when talking about Palo Alto's 36,000 trees, but the benefits of maintaining our urban forest are obvious to most residents.
Work will begin on Monday April 5th on the City's new state-of-the-art street
and park tree inventory with geo-positioning. This inventory will be
integrated into the City's street tree management tool and the City's
Geographical Information System (GIS.) The new inventory and its
analysis will provide City staff the tools to develop a new street tree
management plan to ensure that a healthy, functional, species diverse,
multi-aged canopy is in place to benefit the community well into
the future. It will also enable more effective monitoring and maintenance of existing trees.
Canopy played an important role in identifying state urban forestry grants
and helping the City apply and obtain them to provide for this project's funding.
|EARTH DAY IS 40 YEARS OLD:|
Celebrate On California Avenue, April 18th
|Join Canopy at a Farmer's Market Earth Day Celebration on California Avenue, April 18th, from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Join a neighborhood Tree Walk with Master Arborist Dave Muffly
at 10 AM and noon where you'll learn about the unique street tree re-planting on California Avenue and trees in our urban environment.
Get expert advice to your
tree-related questions at Canopy's Ask The Arborist Booth anytime between 9 AM and 1 PM.
Bring your family to Canopy's Viva La Urban Forest presentations where kids can learn about neighborhood trees and how they benefit us and the environment.
When: April 18, 9 AM-1
Where: California Avenue, Palo Alto
|LOVE TREES? LIKE TO SHOP?|
Anthropologie Celebrates Earth Day with Canopy
Anthropologie's Palo Alto store will celebrate Earth Day with kids' activities and an information table for Canopy. A portion of the day's purchases will benefit Canopy.
When: April 24, 10 AM-12 PM
Where: Anthropologie, 999 Alma Street, Palo Alto
|VOLUNTEER PLANTING LEADER SPOTLIGHT:
Kathy Alford's Quietscapes
|Canopy salutes Kathy Kinser Alford of QuietScapes for her commitment to Canopy as a volunteer Planting and Project Leader at almost to every Canopy planting this season! In wind, rain and shine Kathy shared her expertise and help in any way she could. Kathy also offers great professional skills toward our urban forestry work. Kathy is an ISA Certified Arborist and California Certified Nursery Professional, who's worked as a horticulture professional for over a decade. Using only hand tools for all her pruning work, Kathy is able to more precisely prune her clients' plants and trees. She specializes in Japanese Maples and all trimmings are recycled, either directly into mulch, or into the local green waste composting program. Learn more about QuietScapes, Kathy's pruning business or email Kathy directly.