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The deadline has been extended for those who live and work in Palo Alto to complete the Urban Forest Master Plan Survey.  The deadline is now February 1.  


If you have already supplied your feedback, thank you. Your input will help us create an Urban Forest Master Plan to foster a sustainable urban forest in Palo Alto.  


Help us reach as many community members as possible by forwarding this email to your Palo Alto distribution lists, friends and family members.  

On the evening of Sunday, May 1, 2011

Art Center Tree Walk: February 12

Meet renowned leading arborist Barrie Coate on a fre guided tree tour near the Art Center including a docent-led tour of the new Patrick Dougherty installation.

Date: Saturday, February 12

Time: 10 AM to Noon

Location: Main Library parking lot at 1213 Newell Street (Map) Click to sign-up.


Palo Alto is fortunate to have Patrick Dougherty, one of the nation's most prominent environmental sculptors, actively preparing an installation at the Art Center.  We are pleased to partner with the Art Center to offer a docent-led tour of the sculpture in conjunction with our Tree Walk.  For information about the installation, visit the Art Center Website.

For information about our special Tree Walk visit the Main Library / Art Center Tree Walk or feel free to call us 650-964-6110 x2.

Mayor's Tree Planting & Awards Ceremony
Thank you for a great event!
Mayor Espinosa with
Elijah-Re Jones. Photo by Aaron Selverston, PATCH


Canopy's 15th Mayor's Tree Planting and Annual Party was a great success.  More than 150 people gathered for the planting, and with cheers and smiles, all of us watched Palo Alto's new Mayor Sid Espinosa plant a Cedar of Lebanon.  More info about the planting was included in this PATCH article.  


Former mayors and elected officials, children, and teens all helped the Mayor by adding soil to the young tree's water basin.  


After the planting, guests mingled with old and new friends on the 4th Floor of the Oshman Family JCC.  Volunteers and those who made exceptional efforts for the urban forest were recognized with Canopy awards and County of Santa Clara Commendations presented by Supervisor Liz Kniss.   


Thanks to the Oshman Family JCC for hosting our event! 

   Valentine's Day Event To Support Canopy


Need a Valentine's Day Gift?

Want to Support Canopy?

Come out and see some eco-savvy Valentine's Gifts,

make a Valentine's Day Card with Sustainable Supplies, and test your creativity with chalk-drawing.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

From 1pm to 5pm

158 University Ave at High Street, Palo Alto 

livegreene, an eco-friendly shop
in downtown Palo Alto, will be donating
15% of sales from this event to support
Canopy's local tree plantings.

In This Issue
Urban Forest Survey
Save the Date: May 1, 2011
Art Center Tree Walk
Mayors Planting Recap
LiveGreene event
Creative ways to support Canopy
Native Oak Seminar

Give Back to Giving Trees

Beyond your greatly appreciated donations, there are many ways to support Canopy's mission.



The value of time and expertise from our volunteers equals more than half of Canopy's budget, and is an integral part of our tree plantings, office administration, and program outreach. Contact Michael Hawkins with your volunteering interests.  


Get your Gifts Matched   

A matching gift from your employer is a simple way to double your donation and Canopy's impact in our community.


Give a Tree Gift 

Honor a special person or commemorate an event by planting a tree. Birthdays, graduations, wedding anniversaries, new babies, thank-you gifts, Mother's or Father's Day, or memorials can all be honored by a tree planting.


Donate your car

Thinking about selling your car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle, or other vehicle? Donate it to Canopy instead!  


Consider your IRA Rollover  

The tax bill signed by President Obama restores the IRA Rollover through this year. This means that taxpayers can make tax-free distributions to Canopy from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) through 2011. 


Make a Planned Gift

Consider a planned gift to assure Canopy will continue to grow and sustain our urban forest for the next generations.

Support Canopy as you shop:

Stanford Terrace Inn

Kepler's Books  

Join eScrip


If you have questions about any of these ideas please contact Elliott Wright, Director of Development at (650) 964-6110 x304 or

Native Oak Seminar

Canopy is featuring a program at Hidden Villa on native oak care, specifically to address Sudden Oak Death.   


Saturday, January 29 - 

For gardeners, landowners, and the general public.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$30 per person; $15 per student / limited income.

Dr. Lee Klinger will demonstrate a soil-focused replenishment method of tree care that uses common agricultural minerals to promote healthy, natural forest conditions. Healthier soil builds healthier trees!

Call 650-949-9704 to register. 

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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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