October, 2014
Crescent Park Tree Walk
Oak Health Workshop
Foothills Park Public Input
New Gamble Garden Book
Education Leader Training
NeighborWoods Month
Tree Care, Pruning, and Planting Events
YTCS 2014 Report
New Planting Leaders
More Tre-E-vents
Saturday, October 11th
10am - 12pm
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Spend an autumn morning with Canopy and arborist John McClenahan ambling through the Crescent Park neighborhood.

We'll discuss the great height of the Tulip Tree, the prehistoric GinkgoTree, Australian Tea Tree, Dawn Redwood, Chinese Tallow Tree, and many more.
Meet on Lincoln Ave, between University and Hamilton. RSVP online or just show up!
Workshop: Oak Health 101

How to manage oaks with Sudden Oak Death, drought, and more 

Coast Live Oak U.C. Berkeley SOD researcher Dr. Doug Schmidt will lead this workshop on general oak care and methods to help protect oaks from Sudden Oak Death.

Email or learn more online. 

Community news
Public Meeting: City of Palo Alto invites ideas for Foothills Park addition

Foothills Park Date: Saturday, October 18th

Parcel Tour: 9am 

Public Meeting: 10am

Location: Oak Grove Picnic Area at Foothills Park - 3300 Page Mill Road, Los Altos Hills 

The City of Palo Alto invites the public to share their ideas for how to use the 7.7 acre addition to Foothills Park.

Read more about the public meeting. Visit PA Open Space Facebook page. 

Gamble Garden presents "Landscape of Optimism"

Gamble Garden book Gamble Garden has released a beautiful new book by Susan Woodman: Gamble Garden: Landscape of Optimism  

This visually rich publication with over 200 color photos celebrates the history, value, and rewards of Gamble, a public garden that has become a treasured community centerpiece.

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Canopy Classroom Education in Action

Help inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.


Canopy's outdoor education programs provide hands-on, outdoor activities that spark kids' curiosity about trees and nature.


Workshop Details


Part 1: Tuesday November 4th, 4:30 - 6:30pm

Part 2: Thursday November 6th, 4:30 - 6:30pm


This two-part workshop will prepare you to volunteer as an Education Leader with Canopy, exploring the wonderful world of trees through hands-on science lessons with elementary and middle school students.


Topics covered include teaching methodology, cultural sensitivity, and three of Canopy's unique education modules.


Guest instructors include local experts Jenny Saltzman, Director of Outreach Education at Stanford School of Earth Sciences and Jose Gonzalez, Founder/Director of Latino Outdoors.


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 Join our team! Learn more and sign up.


October is NeighborWoods Month!
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Every October, the Alliance for Community Trees  invites communities to plant, care for, learn about, and appreciate trees as part of National NeighborWoods Month.

Join the tree celebration!

Canopy is always excited to participate. Check out our upcoming events below, visit our online calendar, or find other NeighborWoods Month events.


Upcoming Tree Care, Pruning, and Planting Events

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What better way to celebrate NeighborWoods month (and beyond) than by caring for young urban trees in our community?

School Tree Care Work Days: 

  • Costaņo Elementary School
    Saturday, October 11th, 9am - 12pm
    2695 Fordham Street, East Palo Alto
  • Willow Oaks School
    Saturday, November 15th, 9am - 12pm
    620 Willow Road, Menlo Park

Neighborhood Tree Planting: 

  • College Terrace Neighborhood Planting
    Saturday, October 25th, 9am - 12pm
    RSVP for details

East Palo Alto Soundwall:
Meet on the corner of East Bayshore and Ralmar Avenue in East Palo Alto 

  • Pruning Work Day
    Saturday, October 28th, 2 - 6pm
  • Pruning and Tree Planting
    Saturday, November 8th, 8:30am - 12pm

Learn more and sign-up online or email with questions. 

Young Tree Care Survey 2014: Results are in!
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Each year, Canopy volunteers survey the health of young city trees in Palo Alto, educating homeowners and providing valuable data to guide the City's tree care efforts.

This summer, 66 volunteers logged over 200 hours and surveyed 556 trees.


Overall, the results reflect a vibrant, well-managed urban forest. 65% of the trees surveyed had health ratings that were "good" or "excellent," and another 27% were rated "fair." Only 9% of young trees had "poor" or "critical" health ratings.

The drought remains a big challenge for urban trees; 39% of the trees surveyed clearly needed more water, although a decrease from 46% in 2013 is encouraging.

Read the full 2014 Young Tree Care Survey Report here. Learn more about the Survey.  


Congratulations to our newest Planting Leaders!

Girl power at the Planting Leader Training Last month, over 20 volunteers participated in our annual Planting Leader Training, We are so excited to have them all on board! Many thanks to everyone who attended.

Check out photos of the group putting their new skills to work at Pardee Park in Palo Alto.

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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.