2012/13 Planting Season Accomplishments!
Dear Friend of Canopy -
Thank you, Canopy volunteers and supporters, for a successful 2012/13 planting season!
Eighty percent of trees have been planted in the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto and parts of Menlo Park; twenty percent, in the Palo Alto Unified School District.
Help us complete the HT, HK! initiative--1,000 trees--in the 2013/14 planting season.
Below, watch our newest video of Canopy's largest planting at Brentwood Academy.
New Canopy Video
|Canopy plants 100 trees at Brentwood Academy with Microsoft. Video produced by Microsoft|
Watch our new video.
4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Canopy
Support Canopy in honor of Earth Day:
1. April 22nd-26th: Eat a cupcake. Share cupcakes.
Share a spread of Canopy cupcakes with your friends or coworkers. Tell them about Canopy. Invite them to a Canopy volunteer event
or tree walk
Canopy cupcakes are available at Sprinkles April 22-26
. Proceeds will be donated to Canopy.
2. April 27th: Volunteer for a tree care work day at Cesar Chavez Academy
. Sign up
4. April 20th: Support the City of East Palo Alto's new tree walks. In honor of Earth Day, our friends at the City of East Palo Alto are launching a series of tree walks to raise awareness about trees in East Palo Alto. Dave Muffly and Ken Greby will lead the walk on Saturday, April 20th, 10am-12pm. Meet at the corner of West Bayshore Road and Addison Avenue next to the freeway sound wall.
|Trees Thrive in Stanford's Transplant Program|
Since 1996, Stanford has transplanted 1,048 trees. Their success rate is remarkable: 85 percent of transplanted trees are thriving! Read more.
Our Volunteers in February and March
On February 11th, volunteers from Facebook, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and students and families from Costa˝o planted 41 trees at Costa˝o. See photos.
On February 23rd, families of volunteers planted 20 trees at Rinconada Park. See photos.
On March 16th, volunteers from Events and Adventures, Pacifica Institute Silicon Valley Branch, and Magnolia Science Academy planted 21 trees on Page Mill Road in Palo Alto. See photos.
Tree Care Work Days:
In March, volunteers weeded, mulched, and restaked young trees at Costa˝o School, Los Robles, and Hoover Elementary.
Kevin Raftery led a hands-on fruit tree pruning workshop at Inn Vision Shelter Network's Haven House. Volunteers, youth staff, and Haven House residents pruned the trees as part of the workshop.
Thank you, volunteers, for your dedication and hard work!
Arbor Day Celebration
El Palo Alto Celebration:
Photo by Federica Armstrong
To kick off Arbor Day, El Palo Alto got a "spa day" and health check up. Stay tuned for the report and video available in June.
Tree Circus at Ravenswood City School District:
The fabulously fun, Tree Circus, came to town (thanks to a CAL FIRE grant) to educate and entertain students at Willow Oaks School and Costa˝o School. Using props, music and the character, Dr. R Bor E Tum, students learned about the biology of trees, the products that come from trees, and how to care for trees.
Donate an iPad?
Are you upgrading your iPad? Canopy's tree care coordinator, Natalia Schoorl (pictured above on the right) needs a tablet computer to take into the field to track information on Canopy's growing inventory of trees. Do you have a 3G-enabled iPad or other tablet computer you could donate? Contact Natalia.
A Sycamore, Tony Hoagland
There was a sycamore in Arizona I cared
enough about to take into my heart, and now
I hear the wind moving through its branches
just below my clavicle.
Tony Hoagland, Second Nature
|The Palo Alto Forest Exhibit Ends April 14th |
Don't miss it!
Last chance! The Community Creates Palo Alto Forest exhibit at the Palo Alto Art Center ends on April 14th.
Palo Alto Art Center hours
Combine your visit with Friday Night Art Night or Spring Family Day.
|Historical Tree Talk Sunday April 7th |
Palo Alto Historical Association
John McClenahan, fourth generation arborist with local S.P. McClenahan Company, will give a talk about trees from a historical perspective.
|Downtown North Tree Walk April 9th |
Fun, Educational & Free!
Increase your tree literacy. Led by consulting arborist Ray Morneau, you'll learn about 24 trees on the Downtown North Tree Walk, which begins at the corner of Hawthorne and Kipling at 10am.
|Buy Sprinkles Cupcakes to Support Canopy April 22-26
Sprinkles is making Canopy cupcakes in honor of Earth Day. Buy Canopy cupcakes at Sprinkles and the proceeds will be donated to Canopy.
|Earth Day Volunteers Needed for Tree Care April 27th|
In honor of Earth Day, please join us to care for young trees planted on the Cesar Chavez campus in East Palo Alto on April 27th. More information.
|Tree Pruning Workshop June 15th|
On January 15th, Brian Kempf will hold a hands-on pruning workshop to train Canopy volunteers. This program is part of Canopy's plan to build a cadre of tree care leaders.
Mark your calendar. More information available in May.