You're Invited! Come Plant Trees with Canopy!
Help us kick-off the planting season on October 10th
Come out and learn about native trees, and participate in the reforestation of our neighborhoods, parks, schools, and streets!

Our first tree planting will take place on 10/10/10 in collaboration with with NeighborWoods Month, we will be planting 10 trees at Barron Park Elementary School, and we need your help! 

What: Canopy's event to plant 10 Trees!
When: Sunday 10/10/10 - 9:00 AM to Noon
Where: Barron Park Elementary School (Map)

To sign up, go to:  These little carbon-sequestering machines will be pumping out oxygen for years to come!

Stay-tuned for other Tree Plantings in the next few months! If you have any questions about attending as a volunteer, please contact Program Director Michael Hawkins: or 650-964-6110.   
Gamble Garden Community Day! Oct. 3rd
Come out and join us at the annual Gamble Garden celebration
On Sunday, October 3rd everyone is welcome to attend a free community celebration at Gamble Garden from 10am to 2pmGamble Garden Logo

What: Gamble Garden Community Day
When: Sun. Oct. 3rd from 10 AM to 2 PM
Where:1431 Waverley Street, Palo Alto
**Tree Walks (at 11AM & 1PM) will be throughout Old Palo Alto neighborhood. 

Canopy welcomes families, friends, members and volunteers to visit our table at this annual event.  We will offer a bundle of kids activities, Tree Walks (at 11AM & 1PM), and a special "Ask the Arborist" opportunity with Board Member and Certified Arborists Carole Langston and Joel Smith.  The weather on Sunday is going to be much cooler and ideal for a stroll through the Garden and Old Palo Alto neighborhood. See you at Gamble Garden!
We are pleased to introduce Phung Nguyen...
Join Canopy in welcoming our new Program Coordinator!

Canopy is pleased to welcome new staff member Phung Nguyen to our team.  Phung is part of an innovative program called Public Allies that places talented young leaders with nonprofits for 10-month service opportunities. Phung will be working with Michael as Program Coordinator. 

Phung is a recent transplant from Denver, Colorado, where she graduated from the University of Colorado in 2009 with a degree in business management, and has a passion for community service. She is excited to work with Canopy, and looks forward to meeting you at upcoming events!
Celebrate NeighborWoods Month - Oct. 2010
Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) in our community

Canopy is one of 180 Affiliate Partners of Alliance for Community Trees (ACT), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving cities though planting and caring for urban trees.

Every October ACT conducts an nationwide community service campaign called NeighborWoods Month. Last year there were more than 700 events in 231 cities across the country. NeighborWoods Affiliates planted 36,000 trees and engaged 24,000 volunteers!

To learn more about this national tree stewardship opportunity please visit NeighborWoods or check our upcoming events for something in your neck of the woods. 

In This Issue Tree Plantings
Gamble Garden Community Day
Welcome New Staff!
Neighborwoods Month!
890 Young Trees Surveyed!
Make Like a Tree...and Be-Yoga!
Next Tree Walk: Oct. 9 Guided by a local arborist
Come out for a free tour of the trees in the Southgate neighborhood.  Enjoy some early fall color and the last of our extended warm summer days. 

Date: Saturday, October 9
Time: 10 AM to Noon
Location: Meet near the Palo Alto High School parking lot on Churchill Avenue at Castilleja Avenue in Palo Alto  (Map)
Click here to sign-up.

Visit the Southgate Tree Walk for more details or call 650-964-6110 x2.

Save the date for our upcoming arborist-led Tree Walks, monthly on the second Saturday from 10 AM-12 PM. Rain or shine. Free.

November 13: Barron Park
December 11: South of Forest

Reservations welcomed for Tree Walks.  Click here to sign-up. Check out our map and index of Tree Walks

900 Young Trees Surveyed!
The results from our 2010 Young Tree Care Survey are here!

Canopy's 2010 Young Tree Care Survey is complete. We want to thank more than 70 volunteers who came together to survey 900 young trees this summer. Tree care brochures were left with home and business owners encouraging them to water and care for their young trees, and a list of important maintenance requirements were given to the City's Tree Department.  Many thanks to everyone who helped out.  A full report can be found on our website.

Be -Yoga Gives Back
Check out the many classes and events at Be -Yoga. Your Tree Pose supports Canopy!

Through the fall, Be-Yoga will continue to pledge 10% of their net proceeds to Canopy.  Be-Yoga is located at 1923 Menalto Ave in Menlo Park (and is soon moving to Downtown Palo Alto!). 

For more information you can call 650-906-9016, or visit their website at

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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 plants and protect trees to improve communities in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto.
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