November, 2014
More Tre-E-vents
West BayshoreTreeWalk Neighborhood Tree Walk
Sat. Nov. 8th, 10am - 12pm
Japanese Maple

Join Canopy for an autumn stroll through the West Bayshore neighborhood.

Examine diverse tree species like the White Mulberry, Red Ironbark, Carob, Patmore Ash, Briottii Red Horse Chestnut, River She-oak, and many more.

Tree expert Deborah Ellis will lead the walk. A Consulting Arborist who often works with PAUSD, Debbie recently helped Canopy design an all-native tree planting on the Gunn school campus.

Meet at the Ohlone School, 950 Amarillo Avenue, Palo Alto.

RSVP online or just show up!

Tree Care Work Day WillowTreeCare
Sat. Nov. 15, 9am - 12pm
Willow Oaks School
Caring for Tree

Help maintain young trees to keep our life-giving urban forest happy and healthy!

Learn more and sign up.

Gunn Tree PlantingGunnPlanting
Sat. Nov. 22, 9am - 12pm
Gunn High School Campus
Tree Planting
Canopy is working with students from Gunn High School to plant 40 trees along the school's new student drop off area on Miranda Avenue.


Email Maika to get involved.

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Community Water Re-Use Forum in Palo Alto
Thurs. Dec. 11, 3 - 5pmWaterForum
250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto

A panel of local experts will discuss recycled water projects and possibilities in Silicon Valley and beyond. The event is free, but guests are asked to RSVP. Learn more.
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Volunteer for Veterans Day:
Honor veterans by planting and caring for community treesVeteransDay

Tuesday, November 11, 9am - 12pm

VAPAHCS Menlo Park Facilities

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VA Tree Planting

Canopy is partnering with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) to provide tree care and replacement plantings on the grounds of the VA's Menlo Park facilities, at the site of Canopy's 2010 tree planting.

Planting trees is a way to remember the past, build hope for the future, and create a positive environment for recovering veterans. The VAPAHCS Menlo Park Division is home to many of the VA's rehabilitation and recovery programs, from services for homeless veterans to programs for PTSD and trauma recovery. Studies show that patients with outdoor views and access to greenery heal more quickly and with fewer complications. A campus full of healthy trees is one way we can support our service men and women who are healing.

Would you like to join us? We still need 15 community volunteers and 3 planting leaders to help out.

Sign up online or email Maika with questions.


Thank you: NeighborWoods Tree Planting VolunteersCollegeTerrace

College Terrace VolunteersThe last Saturday in October, you may have awoken to the soft pitter-patter of rain outside your window. If you're like us you thought, "Let's go plant trees!"

A much-needed rain was the perfect start to Canopy's neighborhood tree-planting in College Terrace that morning. A light mist still sprinkled through the air as volunteers gathered outside the neighborhood library. By the time tools were distributed and teams were assigned, the sky was clear, the soil was damp and soft, and the conditions were perfect to plant 30 beautiful young trees.

The planting was in celebration of National NeighborWoods Month. Our amazing plantings leaders and volunteers planted species including Trident Maple, Valley Oak, Silver Linden, Chinese Flame Tree, Coast Live Oak, and Shumard Oak, throughout the neighborhood.

Thanks to everyone who participated, especially the College Terrace Residents' Association and all the neighbors who agreed to steward their new trees.

Check out photos of the planting.

Calling all event-planning gurus!ArborDayPlanners

Arbor Day Festival Canopy is seeking volunteers to serve on our new Arbor Day Festival Planning Committee.

The committee will help Canopy plan our annual Arbor Day Festival, which takes place the second week of March to coincide with California Arbor Week. Meetings will take place twice monthly December, 2014 through March, 2015.

The event is always fun and festive, with lots of tree-tastic activities for all ages. We welcome your new ideas! Check out photos of our 2014 Arbor Day Festival.Learn more about the Planning Committee.

Save the Date! January 29th is Canopy's Annual Party & Mayor's Tree PlantingAnnualParty

Annual party

Each year, Canopy invites everyone to join us for an Annual Party to kick off the new year. There will be a tree-planting ceremony for our new mayor, Canopy Tree Awards presentations, and plenty of snacks, mingling, and merriment. We hope you'll join us!

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details.

Greetings from North CarolinaConference

Courtney, Susan, Catherine, and Derek

Board Member Susan Rosenberg (middle left) and Executive Director Catherine Martineau (middle right) are sharing ideas about enhancing urban green space at the Partners in Community Forestry Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina this week.

Also pictured are two Canopy friends, both Project Managers with the City of Palo Alto Urban Forestry Section: Courtney Schumm (left) and Derek Sproat (right).

Check out tweets from the dynamic gathering.

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