Tree Identification Workshop & Tree Walk
with Dr. Matt Ritter
California tree Author leads lively Palo Alto tree walk
Canopy was thrilled to have 55 guests attend an informative and fun Tree Identification Workshop with Dr. Matt Ritter at Gamble Garden this past Saturday! With a tree key in one hand and leaf samples in the other, participants spent the morning learning how to identify common California city trees. Dr. Ritter made a case for why tree identification is important, citing humorous instances of mistaken Fig trees for Magnolias, and misidentified trees marked for removal. Not to worry, Dr. Ritter informed the audience, the misidentified tree was ultimately saved!
The workshop included a walk in Gamble Garden with participants actively engaging in tree identification. The event was yet another successful partnership between Canopy and Dr. Ritter. Last summer, Dr. Ritter came to Palo Alto to talk about local trees, as well as his new book, A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us.
Click here to see photos of the workshop.
Planting Leaders Needed!
Help us plant 230 trees at neighborhood schools
Canopy is gearing up for a busy planting season and we want you to be a part of it.
Canopy is conducting a special two-part training on how to become a Canopy Planting Leader. You'll receive 3.5 hours of instruction in proper planting techniques and training in how to lead small teams of volunteers. Upon completion of this training you'll be expected to contribute your new skills to at least two Canopy tree plantings this season.
Already an experienced Canopy Planting Leader? Come refresh your skills and help train the new recruits!
Planting Leader Training PART 1
Thursday, September 20th, 5:30 to 7:00pm or
Friday, September 21st, 5:30 to 7:00pm
Saturday, September 22nd, 9:00 to 11:00am
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (650) 964-6110 ext. 5
Palo Alto Art Center Reopening: Activities, Music & Tree Walks
Free celebration kicks off newly renovated center
The Palo Alto Art Center will soon open is doors again after eighteen months of renovation. The newly transformed Art Center features a new Children's Wing with double the number of classrooms, transformed exhibition galleries, new lobby spaces and public areas and newly landscaped outdoor spaces. Artist Angela Buenning's installation "The Palo Alto Forest" will incorporate the tree photos submitted by community members.
Canopy will lead two free Tree Walks around the newly remodeled landscape at 1:00 and 3:00pm.
When: Saturday, October 6, 11:00am to 5:00pm, FREE. Canopy's Tree Walks are at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
Where: The Palo Alto Art Center
|Welcome to Natalia Schoorl
Canopy's new Program Coordinator
Natalia Celeste Schoorl, joined Canopy as a summer intern a few months ago after two years of teaching English in rural Spain. Prior to that she was an AmeriCorps volunteer at Our City Forest in San José, with a focus on tree care and pruning. She studied World Literature and Cultural Studies among the redwoods at the University of California Santa Cruz where she enjoyed learning about other cultures, with a particular interest in themes of history, identity, memory, as they relate to human interaction with landscape. She enjoys outdoor activities, especially hiking and cycling. Send Natalia an email.
|Have You Seen This Tree?
Known for rose-colored berries and gnarly roots
Found on this month's Barron Park Tree Walk, this tree native to Peru is known for its inedible, rose-colored berries and gnarly roots. The history of this tree is closely tied to California history, since it was Spanish settlers who first planted them in California during the 1800s in the gardens of California's missions. No wonder this tree has been successful in California since it is drought tolerant, attracts birds, and is deer resistant. Its expansive canopy is evergreen and provides ample shade. To see for yourself and learn more, come to this Saturday's Tree Walk in the Barron Park neighborhood.
Barron Park Neighborhood Tree Walk
Saturday, September 8th
10:00am to Noon
Join leading Arborist and educator Ellyn Shea for a Tree Walk around the Barron Park Neighborhood. Previously with Friends of The Urban Forest, Ellyn currently works with Tree Management Experts.
Where: 3590 Laguna Avenue, between Barron and Matadero avenues
What: See Coast Redwood, California Buckeye, Marina Madrone, Modesto Ash and many others!
Upcoming Talk: Trees in Water-Conserving Landscapes
Taught by Canopy Advisor
, this class will address proper irrigation techniques, care and maintenance for preserving the long-term vitality and growth of trees in your landscape even with a water conserving design.
When: Thurs. Oct. 4th, 7:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Lucy Stern Community Center, Palo Alto
Tree Walks in 2012
Monthly, Free, and Fun!
Join us every month on the second Saturday from 10:00am to Noon. Click here to sign up.
October 13th - Greenmeadow
Nov. 10th - Crescent Park
Click the links above to see the self-guided Tree Walks, or to request a brochure, email email@example.com
or call 650-964-6110 ext. 1
THANK YOU To Our Young Tree Care Survey Volunteers!
Young Tree Care Survey results will soon be posted soon our web site.