Canopy: Health Trees, Healthy Communities
Happy Earth Month!

April 22, 2015 is the 45th Earth Day! This month, people around the globe take action to celebrate, restore, and protect the planet we call home.

Celebrate Earth Month, Celebrate Trees: Canopy works every month to plant and care fore trees where people need them the most. We invite you to dig in with us in honor of Earth Day 2015.

April, 2015
In This Issue

Canopy seeking new Board Candidates

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Are you--or is someone you know--passionate about trees and the life-giving benefits they provide?

Friendly Canopy Board

As Canopy prepares to launch an ambitious new tree planting and environmental education initiative that encompasses more of the Mid-Peninsula region, we are seeking new Board members with skills and vision to address Canopy's regional growth and long-term financial sustainability.

Meet Canopy's current Board of Directors. Learn more.

Interested in serving on the Canopy Board? Please email Board Chair David Collins.

Your gift to Canopy matched until May 5th. 


Canopy again has the opportunity to participate in SVGives, a region-wide day of giving and celebration of local nonprofits and charities.

Thanks to the generosity of the Canopy Board, the Sand Hill Foundation, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, every donation to Canopy will be matched between now and May 5th.

By donating now, you can double or triple your impact, bringing the life-giving benefits of trees to people throughout the Mid-Peninsula.

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Community News
"Tree Care in Drought" BAWSCA Workshop
Saturday, May 23, 9a - 12p
Mitchell Park Com. Center

Hosted by Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA), and taught by Frank Niccoli, this class will address proper care, maintenance and irrigation techniques for promoting the long-term vitality and growth of trees in water-conserving gardens.

Learn more and sign up.

Spring Classes still open at PAAS
Registration is still open for many Spring courses at the Palo Alto Adult School!
Palo Alto Adult School
Currently celebrating its 94th anniversary, Palo Alto Adult School provides classes for job seekers, English learners, parents, travelers, and hobbyists. Students return each quarter to access the Adult School's Home and Environment offerings, including Spring Gardening, Ikebana Floral Design and Year-Round Fruit/Home Garden classes.
Canopy is honored to be the Palo Alto Adult School's Spring 2015 Community Partner. PAAS shares Canopy's love of nature and commitment to care for our local environment.

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East Palo Alto Community Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 25th, 9am - 2pm
Cesar Chavez Academy
2450 Ralmar Ave, East Palo Alto

Learn more - Sign up to volunteer

You're invited! Join a Community Earth Day Celebration hosted by The City of East Palo Alto and a host of non-profit partners: Canopy, Committee for Green Foothills, Acterra, YUCA, Rotary Club of East Palo Alto Bayshore, Promotoras Verdes, and others.


Ways to Dig In: 

Tree Walk with Dave Muffly (9am - 11am) 

Dave Muffly Tree Walk Celebrated local arborist Dave Muffly will lead an exploration of tree species on the school campus and in the surrounding neighborhood, including the Wangaari Mathaii Grove. You'll encounter young Avocado trees, Coast Live Oaks, Cork Oaks, and many more. RSVP, or just show up! 

Tree Care Service Day (9am - 12pm)

Volunteer Planting Canopy staff and planting leaders will lead a morning of tree care to ensure that recently planted trees on the Cesar Chavez school campus continue to thrive.

Sign up to volunteer.

Also Happening:

  • Water Conservation talk
  • Everyday energy savings talk
  • Bike repair station
  • Creek Health Monitoring
  • Family Arts & Crafts

Community Celebration (12pm - 2pm)

The morning will culminate in a community gathering with speakers, raffles, activities, as well as tips and info from local organizations.

See you there!

More Earth Month Fun:
Saturday, April 11, 10am-12pm

London Plane Tree Join Canopy and certified arborist Ray Morneau for a walk through Old Palo Alto. We'll see a fantastic variety of trees including the Canary Island Pine, Flowering Pear, Giant Sequoia, Mayten, and Western Redbud.

The walk begins at Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley Street, Churchill Avenue parking entrance. See a map - RSVP


Saturday, April 18th, 9am - 12pm
Date tentative; RSVP to receive confirmation of date and time

Join Canopy and the City of Palo Alto to plant trees in the new California Avenue Plaza as part of the California Avenue Streetscape Project. Together, we will plant 17 young trees that will grow the urban forest and benefit the neighborhood for years to come. See details. Sign up to volunteer.


Wednesday, April 22, 10am-2pm
230 RT Jones Road, Mountain View

Earth Day FairThe 63rd Regional Support Command invites the community to celebrate Earth Day and the 107th Army Reserve Anniversary on April 22nd at the Armed Forces Reserve Center.

There will be live music, community vendors, food trucks, family activities, educational booths, a free raffle, free e-waste drop-off, and much more!

Special guests include the City of Mountain View and NASA AMES Research Center's Earth Sciences and Environment Division.

Canopy will be there with tree trivia, trees and drought resources, and more. Come by and say hello! See details. Learn more

Registration Now Open!
Pruning Workshop starts May 2nd
Sign-up Today. 

Part 1: Pruning Fundamentals

Sat. May 2nd, 8:30am - 3pm

Part 2: Hands-on Field Sessions

Multiple dates available; participants choose at least two sessions.

Join Canopy's Team of Citizen Pruners! In this free, interactive workshop you'll learn the art of young tree pruning with Canopy's Program Director and certified arborist Michael Hawkins, along with other local experts. You'll also join a dynamic team of pruning volunteers that helps maintain young Canopy trees throughout the community.

Part one in the series includes 3.5 hours of classroom training and 2.5 hours of hands-on field training.

In Part two, participants put their skills to work in hands-on field sessions with on-the-spot coaching from skilled arborists.

No prior experience necessary; we welcome all skill levels, whether you've never held a pair of pruning shears or you're a professional looking to brush up. The series is limited to 30 participants.

Learn more or sign-up now.

Trees in the News

City Trees are an invaluable asset Empowered by new technologies and driven by research that confirms the essential economic and environmental role of urban trees, more communities are creating long-term plans to grow and protect their urban tree canopies.


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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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