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Inspire the Next Generation of Tree Stewards: Become a Canopy Planting Leader 

    Planting Leader Training 2013
Do you like working outdoors?  Do you enjoy encouraging and helping kids and adults?  
Share the joy of planting a tree by becoming a planting leader.    


Date:    Thursday, September 19th - 5:30-7:00PM  OR               Friday, September 20th - 5:30-7:00PM

Place:  Canopy Office, 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto



Date:   Saturday, September 21st- 9:00AM-12:00PM

Place:  TBA


Planting leaders are required to volunteer at two Canopy plantings and one tree care work day between October and March.


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The Power of Trees: Buy Tickets Online   

Don't miss out on hearing from one of the most celebrated environmental scientists of our time, Gretchen Daily, along with photographer and environmentalist Chuck Katz.
Thursday, September 26th
a benefit-dinner for Canopy

Palo Alto Forest at SF Cameraworks

Palo Alto Forest   
Angela Filo's Palo Alto Forest has found a new home at SF Cameraworks from September 11th through October 26th.


The installation takes on new life in the SF Camerawork gallery with its high ceilings, open floor plan, and natural light flowing through huge tree-filled windows.  
Opening reception:
Friday, September 13th

Thank you:  Apple Campus 2 Tree Talk

Dave Muffly Apple Campus 2 talk  

Dave Muffly at Apple Campus 2 Tree Talk

Thank you to the Apple Campus 2 team for a fascinating look at the landscape plans for the new Cupertino campus.

See below for our book review on California Apricots, The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley.

We're Hiring!

 Canopy volunteers on the National Day of Service 2013 
We're looking for a part-time volunteer and outreach coordinator.  Tell a friend.  

The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley:  Book Review

California Apricots:  The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley
Robin Chapman's, California Apricots:  The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley, is a trip down memory lane for those of us who, like Steve Jobs, grew up among the apricot, prune, and cherry orchards of Santa Clara County.
Chapman takes a personal approach to telling the story of Santa Clara County's first settlers, the ranching industry that the orchard industry replaced, and the glory years of
Santa Clara County becoming the world's top apricot producer unlike anything "the world had ever seen."  
"During the peak of the orchard business, there were almost twenty-four thousand individual farms and orchards in the Santa Clara Valley" says Chapman. "The number of apricot trees in California had increased from three million in 1914 to more than seven million by 1926."
Stop by Kepler's Books to pick up a copy of this 144-page book full of black and white and color vintage photographs. Mention Canopy and five percent of your purchase will be donated to Canopy.
In the News
  Palo Alto Art Center trees

 Palo Alto Art Center's interactive tree art installation


Louisiana sinkhole swallows trees--see video


Canopy welcomes Gloria Hernandez, Ravenswood City School District's new superintendent 


40+ years later the impact of the Clean Air Act is improving the health of trees


The City of Palo Alto published its urban forestry accomplishment report for fiscal year 2013


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Donate Your Car to Canopy
  Cars and trees

What's a hassle-free way to get rid of your old car?  


Donate your car to Canopy.  You'll receive a tax deduction and do good for trees. 


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Photo by Kim Acker taken in Jenner, CA
September 2013
Planting Leader Training
The Power of Trees
Palo Alto Forest
Apple Campus 2
In the News
Is Your Tree Thirsty?
Donate Your Car
Volunteers Needed--September 28th 

Tree Care Work Day 


Help us care for young trees at Brentwood Elementary School in East Palo Alto. 


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Crescent Park Tree Walk--September 14th  

Fun, Educational & Free!


Increase your tree literacy. Led by a certified arborist, you'll learn about 21 trees on the Crescent Park Tree Walk.


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Gamble Garden Community Day--October 6th     

Join Canopy at the Gamble Garden Community Day on Sunday, October 6th from 10AM to 2PM.  This event is free and offers activities and entertainment for kids and adults.


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