Canopy Announces New Website!
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New Canopy Website
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We are pleased to announce our new website:!   This community resource gathers a whole slate of new content, features, and opportunities with a great look and feel. 

In addition to redesigning our system, we are proud to unfold Canopy's new work at the forefront of water conservation, tree protection in Palo Alto, with new education and outreach opportunities! 

We are very excited to announce our new Tree Walks! Thanks to a grant from the Palo Alto Garden Club, Canopy volunteers, under the leadership of expert arborists, have entirely redesigned our series of fourteen Tree Walks. The walks span Palo Alto's neighborhoods and parks including private organizations such as Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden (check our map and index of walks).  These free programs are integral to Canopy's mission to engage residents on the growth, care and conservation of our City's most beautiful and beneficial assets. 

As any living organism grows and evolves within an ecosystem, we encourage your feedback to help us maximize the potential of our website.  Please feel welcome to let us know what you think by emailing us at    

We owe TREEmendous thanks to the many dedicated volunteers, arborists, and technical specialists who offered their expertise and countless hours of analysis to bring this project to fruition. 

This website redesign was funded in part by an urban forestry education grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
City Council Approves Tree-Friendly Budget
City Council moves to accept Canopy's recommendations

Canopy would like to commend and congratulate the Palo Alto City Council for their work to support a tree-friendly budget in the next fiscal year.  Canopy attended several budget sessions this year, and asked that the health of the urban forest not be threatened by short-sighted, cost-cutting measures. 

The odds were stacked against the trees this spring as the City worked to fill a projected $7.3 million dollar budget gap in 2011. Several cost-cutting proposals threatened the health of City-owned trees, but the Council consistently and decisively took steps to protect our urban forest.

The City Council turned down proposals to eliminate four tree-worker positions in the Public Works Department, and reinstated the budget to purchase new trees.  The City also chose to continue funding sidewalk repairs, and not transfer the responsibility and cost to residents.

Canopy is pleased that the City Council reaffirmed its support for a healthy urban forest.  We can be proud to live in a community where trees, the urban canopy, and the quality of our daily lives is a demonstrated priority.
You're invited to our Young Tree Care Survey!
Help the next generation of trees get off to a good start.
Volunteer for Canopy's 2010 Young Tree Care Survey and help our young trees get off to a good start!  We need your support to check-up on the health, growth and surroundings of the many hundreds of trees we have planted these last 5 years. The first years are critical for the long-term health of trees, and we need your help to make sure all the trees are thriving!

About this Survey: Routes take about 2 hours; you'll survey a mapped out area of trees and distribute tree care info brochures to residents. Please arrive promptly for team building and a brief training. Once you've been trained, if you'd like to survey additional routes on different days, forms may be picked up/dropped off at Canopy during office hours.
What to Wear/Bring: Walking shoes! Warm sweatshirt for cool evening or morning, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen.

Canopy Will Provide: Survey forms, clip boards, tools for tree-first-care, water. A snack will be provided for volunteers on Wednesday, and lunch will be provided on Saturday for all who RSVP.

Date: Wednesday, July 14
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: Downtown Palo Alto

Date: Saturday, July 17
Time: 8 am to Noon
Location: Hoover Park

Sign up online and email with any questions. More details will be supplied with your registration.
In This Issue
New Website Launched
Tree-Friendly City Budget
Young Tree Care Survey
Double Your Gift!
Next Tree Walk: July 10
With Canopy Volunteer, Dahlia Wist
Canopy's free Tree Walks provide informative, guided tours of the trees in our neighborhoods. 

Date: Saturday, July 10
Time: 10am to Noon
Location: West Bayshore (Map)

Come treat yourself to some fresh air, a healthy walk and a new perspective.  Visit the West Bayshore Tree Walk for more details or call 650-964-6110 x2.
Mark Your Calendar
Save the date for our upcoming Tree Walks, monthly on the second Saturday from 10 AM-12 PM. Rain or shine. Free.
July 10: West Bayshore
August 14: Crescent Park
September 11: College Terrace
October 9: Southgate
November 13: Barron Park
December 11: South of Forest
Reservations requested for arborist-led Tree Walks.  Click here to sign-up. Check out our map and index of Tree Walks

ON July 14 & 17, help give checkups to the city's youngest, most vulnerable trees.

Downtown Palo Alto
Date: July 14, 2010
Time:5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Hoover Park
Date: July 17, 2010
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Email: to sign up. See featured article below for more details.
Last Chance: Double your gift today!
Canopy Board offers Matching Grant.
Canopy wants to thank the many donors who helped us raise $20,000 dollars this spring.  Every dollar has been doubled thanks to a $22,000 matching-grant from our Board of Directors. 

If you ever thought about supporting Canopy, now is the perfect time to make a contribution.   

Click the donate button today or send your check (dated 6/30/2010) to Canopy at 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA  94303.  
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Trees are the lungs of our cities.  Caring for urban forests and teaching about their value lie at the heart of Canopy's programs. Canopy is a nonprofit that grows healthy trees and healthy communities in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto.
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