Dear Friend, 


As we countdown to a new year, we offer a Top 10 Countdown* of reasons to support Canopy:  

10. Trees highlight the seasons
In winter, spring, summer, or fall trees tell all. Just look outside!

9. Trees beautify and lend privacy
Trees reduce glare and block unsightly soundwalls, buildings, and parking-lots.

8. Trees increase property values
Studies have shown a 1%+ increase in home price with a mature tree.

7. Trees are great teachers and playmates
As children, teenagers, and adults, we learn and grow with trees.

6. Trees increase business traffic
Studies show increased patronage of shopping areas with shade trees.

5. Trees provide wildlife habitat
Native insects, local and migratory birds need trees in urban areas.

4. Trees provide food
Fruit and nut trees are a source of fresh and nutritious food.

3. Trees combat global warming and cool our cities
Trees reduce atmospheric levels of CO2, and lessen the "heat-island effect."

2. Trees provide oxygen and clean the air
In one year an acre of mature trees can provide clean air for 18 people.

1. Trees build community character
Trees contribute to neighborhood identity and a sense of place.

Thanks to all of you who have made a gift this year.  We are grateful for your partnership and encouragement!  If you have not
yet had the chance, please make your tax-deductible gift today:

3921 East Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA  94303

Making a gift to Canopy is fully tax-deductible and can reduce your 2010 tax liability.  Your gifts to Canopy enable us to plant the next generation of young trees at schools, parks, along streets, and to protect the overall health of the urban forest.

With thanks for your generosity,
Catherine Signature
Catherine Martineau
Executive Director
*Adapted courtesy of

Annual Party: 1/20/11
Canopy's Annual Party and
Mayor's Tree Planting

Tu B'Shevat Holiday, also known as the "Jewish Festival of Trees," is a globally celebrated holiday that often includes tree plantings. Auspiciously, our 2011 Annual Mayor's Tree Planting and Party coincides with the celebration of Tu B'Shevat.  

Date: Thursday, January 20
Time: 5:15 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC).

The Mayor's Tree Planting will begin promptly at 5:15 pm.  Following the Mayor's planting, Canopy will host a reception, featuring music and holiday appropriate foods with a Tree Planting Awards Ceremony.

Our Mayor's Planting and Annual Party is free to attend, but you must RSVP. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Elliott Wright at 650-964-6110 x304 or email

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