Young Tree Care Survey--Volunteers Needed


Dear Friend of Canopy -


Young Tree Care Survey   
Measuring the soil moisture for Canopy's Young Tree Care Survey

Summertime means relaxing in a hammock, eating cold watermelon on a hot day, and volunteering for Canopy's Young Tree Care Survey.

We need your keen observation skills to assess the health of Palo Alto's street trees. (Training will be provided.)

Volunteer Tree Care Survey Dates:
Wednesday, July 17th, 6-8:00PM
Saturday, July 20th, 9:30AM-12PM
Saturday, July 27th, 9:30AM-12PM

Information about locations

Tree Talk:  Apple Campus 2: Growing a Forest 

Apple Campus 2Apple Campus 2
Canopy is sponsoring a tree talk for Apple to share its plans for the Apple Campus 2 including planting 7,000 trees. 
Join Dave Muffly, Apple arborist, and others on Saturday, August 24th at the Lucie Stern Community Center.

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Is Your Tree Thirsty?

Is your tree getting enough water after a dry winter and hot weather? Read about our guidelines for watering trees. Learn about conserving water while giving your tree what it needs.
Canopy's Summer Youth Staff Team
 Canopy's Summer Youth Staff Team
Pictured from left to right:  Jorge Rodriguez, Javier Vazquez, Jesus Lopez, and Miguel Beruman Jr.
Canopy's summer youth staff program has begun.  Javier Vazquez and Jesus Lopez are continuing their second year as youth staff members; Jorge Rodriguez and Miguel Beruman, Jr. are new. Playing soccer together at Eastside Prep, they are experienced team players. Miguel and Jorge have also been frequent Canopy volunteers. 
The youth staff are performing tree care, learning the art of tree pruning, co-leading tree care events, and assisting with Canopy's young tree care survey.  Experienced youth staff members, Javier and Jesus, are also planning fall tree plantings at their former elementary schools, collaborating with school administrators, and designing tree plantings under the direction of program director Michael Hawkins.  

Returning Summer Intern
Reed Garber, Canopy summer intern
Reed Garber
Reed Garber is returning for his second year as a Canopy summer intern.  He graduated from UCSC in Astronomy and Astrophysics this year. Reed is also working at Veggielution Community Farm and Hidden Villa.

Welcome back, Reed!

Training Tree Pruners

Brian Kempf :  The Art of Young Tree Pruning
Brian Kempf teaching the classroom portion of The Art of Young Tree Pruning on June 15th


Canopy is training professionals and volunteers in the art of young tree pruning. 


Brian Kempf, executive director at the Urban Tree Foundation and frequent ISA-workshop leader, kicked off the training with a four-hour workshop on June 15th. Attendees received classroom and field training.  


Ongoing training includes each participant attending a tree pruning work day to practice their skills, receive coaching, and provide service for the community.


Thank you, Brian and all participants!


Workshop photos

Tree pruning work day photos 



Nature & Tree News
Highlights of News We Shared on Twitter and Facebook

Dave Muffly LA Times

 Dave Muffly in the LA Times


LA Times, Meet Dave Muffly, the Apple Campus 2 arborist 


Cutting Down Trees and Solving Life's Problems


PBS, Newshour, The link between trees and human lives 


Can you really love a tree? 


Spooky caterpillars in trees 


NY Times Book Review recommends two new tree books for summer reading: Gingko: The Tree That Time Forgot by Peter Crane & Oak by Peter Young 


KQED, Forum, The Majesty and Mystery of California's Redwoods 


Trees never fail to please  


To get Americans outside, Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, recommends "glamping"



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Listen to the Trees

Stanford Eucalyptus by Federica Armstrong
Stanford Eucalyptus by Federica Armstrong Gratitude Project
Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind. 
Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. 
Their language has been lost. 
But not the gestures. 
Vera Nazarine
May 2013
Young Tree Care Survey
Apple Campus 2
Save the Date 9/26
Is Your Tree Thirsty?
Summer Youth Staff
Returning Summer Intern
Training Tree Pruners
Apple Arborist in the News
Listen to the Trees
Greenmeadow Tree Walk--July 13th  

Fun, Educational & Free!


Increase your tree literacy. Join arborist Kevin Raftery to learn about trees on the Greenmeadow Tree Walk.

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