December, 2014
More Tre-E-vents
Tree Care Work DayTreeCare 
Sat. Dec. 13, 9am - 12pm
East Palo Alto Charter School

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

Learn more and sign up.

Wed. Dec. 17th, 1:30 - 4:30pm
Willow Oaks School

We're looking for 4-5 volunteers to help apply mulch on the Willow Oaks campus. If you can help out, please email Maika!
Volunteers Needed
Kid Photographer Are you handy with a camera? Canopy is seeking volunteer photographers to help us capture quality images at events ranging from tree plantings to parties. If you'd like to lend your talents, please email Maika.
Community news
Garden Club of Palo Alto presents annual Holiday MarketplaceGardenClub
Sat. Dec. 6th, 10am - 3pm
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto 

All are invited to the Garden Club of Palo Alto's annual fundraiser. Find handmade treats and holiday gifts among the jams, candies, decorated wreaths and trees, garden art, jewelry, and more.


The City of Palo Alto is creating a long-range plan for the parks and recreation system. Your input is greatly appreciated!

Take the survey online or pick up a printed copy at any Palo Alto library.


Community Water Re-Use Forum
Thurs. Dec. 11, 3 - 5pmWaterForum
City Hall - 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.
Community Resources
Arborist List Link
Tree Library link
Tree Care Link

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Give back to the urban forestGivingTuesday


Today, millions of people around the world will celebrate generosity and share the joy of giving as part of #GivingTuesday.

The urban forest is a great giver; every day, the trees in our cities give us cleaner air and water, energy savings, shade, beauty, and many other invaluable gifts.

This #Giving Tuesday, here are 3 ways you can give back to the urban forest: 

"You don't have to be a world leader or a billionaire to give back. #GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things!" - Giving Tuesday organizers

Canopy Impact Report 2014ImpactReport

Annual Report PDF

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, board members, staff, and supporters, we've completed a year full of tree-planting, tree-care, education, and creating a wonderful sense of community. 

Highlights from 2014:

  • 385 trees planted
  • 2,086 young trees tended
  • 1,000+ volunteers engaged
  • 2,500+ children taught

We are deeply grateful to everyone who works alongside us towards a day when all residents of the Mid-Peninsula can walk, play, and thrive under the shade of a healthy tree.

Read Canopy's 2014 Impact Report (PDF).


The greenest tree: real vs. artificial Christmas treesGreenTrees 

For many households, it's time for a beloved Holiday tradition -- decorating a beautiful Christmas Tree.

Will you hang your lights on a live tree, cut tree, or artificial tree?

Check out  pros and cons of each tree type to decide which one is right for you

The ultimate gift for tree-loversGiftIdeas

tree gift Looking for the perfect present for the nature-lover in your life?

Consider a Canopy Tree Gift as a Holiday tribute to your loved one.

Learn more or make a tree gift donation online today.

Come celebrate with usParty

Thursday, January 29th, 5:15 - 7pm

Rinconada Library (formerly Main library)

1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto


You're invited to our annual celebration and awards ceremony. Please RSVP online or email Carol to join us. See you there!

Just for FunFigs

Trees around the world: Strangler Figs of Queensland, Australia   

Last summer, Stanford biologist Merav Vonshak paid a visit to the Atherton Tablelands in Queensland, Australia. There she encountered the amazing Curtain Fig Tree, a single organism with a curtain of aerial roots that drapes down to the forest floor.

Read more from Merav about these fascinating organisms (PDF).



Canopy plants and cares for trees where people need them the most. We bring the life-giving benefits of trees to the schools, neighborhoods, and public spaces of the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula.

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