TODAY: There is still time to get your gift to Canopy matched!

A $25,000 gift from the Canopy Board and an additional match from Silicon Valley Gives will multiply your contribution of any amount.

To maximize your matches, please give tonight between 6pm and 8pm. Thank you for your support!
Willow Oaks planting marks a milestone
On April 12th, more than 200 volunteers gathered to plant 87 trees at Willow Oaks School in Menlo Park.

As we celebrated the beautiful new greenery, we also marked a major milestone for Canopy and our partners: the successful planting of 1,000 new school trees since 2011.  
The multi-year Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids! initiative has led Canopy on a rewarding journey the last four years. We are very grateful to the many school leaders, sponsors, volunteers, and other supporters who made this achievement possible.

View more photos of the event on Canopy's flickr album
Workshop: The Art of Young Tree Pruning 
Part One - Saturday, June 6th, 8:30am - 1:00pm
Part Two - Multiple field session dates available in June

Whether you are a seasoned tree worker or a casual gardener, young tree pruning is a valuable skill. This June, Canopy will host a workshop to jump-start or refresh your young tree pruning skills.

Workshop sessions will be led by esteemed pruning educator Brian Kempf, Executive Director of the Urban Tree Foundation and author of the book Structural Pruning, A Guide for the Green Industry. He will be joined by Dave Teuschler, of Valleycrest Tree Company, 
who will provide the Spanish translation.

Part 1 of the workshop includes classroom instruction and a hands-on field training. Part 2 consists of field sessions where participants put their skills to work and receive on-the-spot coaching.

No experience is required; all skill levels welcome. Note that Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available for ISA-certified arborists and tree workers.

Sign up or learn more here.
Canopy: proud to be a Certified Bay Area Green Business

It's official! Although we believe that planting trees is the greenest business of all, Canopy is now certified by Santa Clara County as a Bay Area Green Business.
The Bay Area Green Business program
recognizes small business that protect, preserve and sustain the environment in day-to-day operations. Read more.

Canopy Youth Staff's final video project

As a part of their educational and work-training experience, Canopy's youth staff created their own video to share with fellow students at Eastside College Prep. Watch the Youth Staff video here, and stay posted for their final college decisions in the next TreEnews!

From left: Miguel Berumen, Javier Vazquez, Jorge Rodriguez, and Jesus Lopez received Canopy's Young Forester Awards during their time as Youth Staff.

These four hardworking young men contributed immeasurably to Canopy's work during their tenure as Youth Staff: they led volunteers, planted and cared for hundreds of trees, and gained valuable leadership and communication skills along the way.

Canopy has many opportunities to get involved. Check out our online calendar, email us with your own ideas, or consider one of these volunteer needs:

1. Tree Care at Costano - Sat. 5/10, 9am - 12pm
2. Tree Care at Duveneck - Sat. 5/17, 9am - 12pm
3. DriWater Refill - Sat. 5/31, 9am - 12pm
4. Pruning work days - Throughout summer, following our pruning workshop (see above).

You can sign up online or email Maika for more information.
Our Favorite Urban Forest Photos

A Dogwood tree in full bloom. Photo by Marty Deggeller.

Submit your favorite photos of the urban forest; we'd love to feature them in our TreEnews!
May 2014:
Triple your Spring Donation
1,000th Tree Planted at Willow Oaks
Pruning Workshop
Green Business Certification
Youth Staff Video
Urban Forest Photos
May Tree Walk
Thanks: Jess Running
Thanks: Sprinkles Cupcakes
May Fete Parade
SOD Blitz

Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden 
Sat. April 12, 10am - 12pm 
Everything you need to know about neighborhood trees.

Explore the trees of Gamble Garden with Ralph Mize, arborist for the city of San Jose and long-time Palo Alto resident. Meet just outside Gamble Garden, at the corner of Waverley Street and Embarcadero Road.
Learn more.  Sign up.
Canopy thanks:
Jess Running of Davey Tree Expert Company
Canopy would like to extend thanks to arborist Jess Running and Davey Tree Expert Company for their recent pro bono work for the East Palo Alto community. In addition to managing the Menlo Park office for Davey, Jess is a board member of City Trees in Redwood City. 
Valleycrest Tree Company

We are grateful to Valleycrest Tree Company
for sponsoring our Pruning workshop series. Dave Teuschler will lend his tree expertise and his Spanish language skills to help facilitate  the workshop sessions.
Sprinkles Cupcakes
Canopy sends our gratitude
to Sprinkles Cupcakes of Palo Alto. Their Canopy-themed Earth Day cupcakes (in addition to being delicious!) raised $1,000 to support planting and protecting trees in our communities.  
Recap: Palo Alto May Fete Parade and Fair
Canopy joined in the festivities for the 92nd Annual Palo Alto May Fete Parade and Fair. The event was fun for all ages. Read more here.

Volunteer Sally O'Neil with the new 'tree trivia wheel', painted for Canopy by volunteer Heather Young.
6th Annual Sudden Oak Death (SOD) Blitz
Training: Saturday, May 24th

Each year, researcher Dr. Matteo Garbelotto of UC Berkeley invites the public to participate in the mapping of Sudden Oak Death in the Bay Area. Participants can attend a training session to receive instructions and testing packets. Learn more.
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Canopy is a nonprofit environmental organization that plants and protects trees in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and neighboring communities. Thank you for helping us create a continuous, sustainable, and thriving urban forest that can be enjoyed today and by future generations.