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Dear Friend,   


As we countdown to 2012, we offer a Top 12 Countdown* of reasons to support Canopy:  

12. Your donation will be matched, dollar-for-dollar
Until 12-31-2011, every new and increased gift is doubled by the Dean Witter Foundation up to $10k! To date, we have raised $9,100 toward the goal!

11. Trees at schools improve grades and scores

Demonstrated studies of kids with trees show results!

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 2011 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 
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1st Tree Walk: 1/14/12
Join us for a free Tree Walk with arborist Ralph Mize, City Arborist for the City of San Jose at Gamble Garden in Palo Alto.

Saturday, January 14

Time: 10AM to Noon
Location: Gamble Garden
School planting: 1/16/12
Join us for an inspiring tree plating event at Costaņo Elementary School on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Monday, January 16

Time: 9AM to 1PM
Location: Costaņo Elementary, 2695 Fordham St. East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Annual Party: 1/19/12 Canopy's 16th Annual Party and
Mayor's Tree Planting

Date: Thursday, January 19
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Gunn High School

The Mayor's Tree Planting will begin promptly at 5:30 pm.  Following the Mayor's planting, Canopy will host a reception and a Tree Planting Awards Ceremony.

Free to attend, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please click here.

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