Upcoming Event: Where Art Originates  
Tree photographer Angela Buenning Filo discusses her inspiration, her art and trees.    

Join local artists and The Palo Alto Art Center for a lively panel discussion showcasing artistic inspiration and process. Featuring local photographer Angela Buenning Filo, this talk will provide an insider's perspective into the underlying motivations and materials used in the creative process. Angela Buenning Filo has made trees the focus of her latest installation, The Palo Alto Forest, currently showing as a part of The Palo Alto Art Center's Community Creates exhibit.

Buenning Filo explains, "The Palo Alto Forest installation would not be what it is today without Canopy's support. I viewed this project as a call to action. I wanted to see if the community would join me in the act of honoring a tree by telling its story." The community contributed 391 tree photos and accompanying six word stories about each tree. Buenning Filo combined the work into a free hanging installation with each image and its text printed onto transparent glass panels.

Buenning-Filo will join fellow artists, Lava Thomas and Kathy Aoki, in the discussion titled Where Art Originates at the Palo Alto Art Center on Wednesday, November 14th at 7pm.
17 New Trees at East Palo Alto's Phoenix Academy Honor NeighborWoods Month 
Canopy volunteers plant 'Cathedral' Southern Live Oak seedlings and Fruitless Olive trees 


On a recent sunny fall Saturday, Canopy volunteers gathered to plant 17 trees at East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy. The October 27th planting was part of Canopy's celebration of national NeighborWoods month. The trees planted included 10  'Cathedral' Southern Live Oak seedlings. Though smaller than the 15 gallon sized trees that Canopy generally plants, these seedlings have many benefits. Younger and smaller, they tend to take to the soil much more quickly and can grow faster when planted at this early stage of their lives. This planting serves as a pilot to see how well the seedlings establish. The remaining trees, a cork oak, and six olives, were the regular 15 gallon size. 

Planting volunteers included students, parents, and faculty from the school, all eager to make their school campus greener, more shaded and healthier for kids.  
Canopy's Estefani Morales Attends
North American Association for Environmental Education Conference
Morales and Canopy continue to broaden environmental education efforts    

Canopy's Education and Community Outreach Manager, Estefani Morales recently attended the North American Association for Environmental Education Conference. Held in Oakland this year, the October conference hosted workshops, presentations, films and forums for environmental educators from North America and around the globe. The conference included over 400 sessions with nearly 1,200 participants.

Morales's conference attendance was funded by a grant from California ReLeaf. Her attendance is helping her improve the scope of Canopy's programs. "The conference was inspiring!", Morales said. "I'm excited to see how I can take ideas and realistically implement them into our work helping to connect communities with the urban forest." Since Morales joined Canopy full-time in July, she has taught 187 students in eight separate classroom lessons on tree biology, tree appreciation, and tree care techniques.        

November 2012
Upcoming Event: Where Art Originates
Latest Canopy Planting: 17 New Trees
Canopy's Estefani Morales Attends Conference
Crescent Park Tree Walk
Monthly Tree Walks
Thank You Volunteers!
Final 2012 Tree Walk: Crescent Park 
Saturday, November 10th 
10:00am to Noon


Canopy's final Tree Walk in 2012 will be led by Arborist Heather Booty in the Crescent Park neighborhood. Heather is an ISA Certified Arborist from Arborist on Site, a San Francisco tree management and horticultural consulting company.   


The Crescent Park Tree Walk is an opportunity to enjoy brilliant fall leaf colors. You'll see golden and yellow hues of the Gingko trees as well as the vibrant reds and oranges of the Silver Maples. Keep an eye out for the Tupelo tree, Nyssa silvatica and its stunning fall color!


Monthly Tree Walks will resume on January 12th, 2013.

Get Set: 2013 Tree Walks 
Monthly, free and fun! 

Join us every month on the second Saturday from 10:00am to noon. Click here to sign up.


Remaining 2012 Tree Walk: 

Nov. 10th - Crescent Park 


2013 Tree Walk Schedule:

January 12 - Southgate
February 9 - Gamble Garden
March 9 - Junior Museum & Zoo
April 13 - Downtown North
May 11 - University South
June 8 - Main Lib. & Art Center
July 13  - Greenmeadow
August 10 - West Bayshore
September 14 - Crescent Park
October 12 - College Terrace
November 9 - Old Palo Alto

Click the links above to see the self-guided Tree Walks, or to request a brochure, email [email protected]  

or call 650-964-6110 ext. 1  

THANK YOU To Our Tree Planting Volunteers!


Canopy is deeply grateful for all our hard working volunteers that so regularly commit their time and energy to growing and protecting our urban trees.

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