Canopy: Healthy Trees, Healthy Communities
September 2015
In this issue:
Community News and Events
Summer is over, but the drought persists...
So remember to water your trees! Learn how to save our water and our trees.
Save our Water and our Trees! 
Can't find the info you need? Give us a call! 650-964-6110.
Palo Alto Parks Community Survey
Palo Alto parks survey
The City of Palo Alto Parks has been working on the Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Master Plan for over a year, gathering ideas and input from the community.
The CommunityPrioritization Challenge is another chance for community members to help the planning team determine how the city should prioritize improvement and investments over the next 20 years.
Drought Forum and Legislative Update
Sat. Sept. 26, 10am - 12pm
Quinlan Community Center
10185 North Stelling Road, Cupertino
Drought Forum
Join Senator Jim Beall to understand the extent of drought impacts and response.
Hear from experts including the State Water Resources Control Board, the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the City of Cupertino.
Call for Arbor Day Festival Planners and Dreamers!
Each year, Canopy and the City of Palo Alto host a Community Arbor Day Festival.
Arbor Day Fun!
Planning is underway for next year's festival, which will be Saturday, March 12th, 2016.
If you'd like to dream up new ideas and help plan for the event, please let us know!
Email [email protected] or call 650-964-611x1.
Pruning Workshop with Mountain View Trees
Sat. Sept. 19, 10am - 12pm
Mountain View Senior Center
266 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View 
Time to prune!
This is a hands-on workshop on structural pruning by ISA-certified arborist Ray Morneau from Mountain View Trees, in conjunction with City of Mountain View. 
Participants will work on walnut trees between the Senior Center and the Day Care Center on Escuela. Meet in the Senior Center parking lot.
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Together, Growing Healthy Trees and Healthy Communities

This past summer, over 250 volunteers came out to care for and survey 1,250 trees.

Your efforts watering, mulching, surveying, pruning, and updating irrigation helped these young trees thrive despite the drought!

Canopy envisions a day when every resident of the Mid-Peninsula can step outside to walk, play, and thrive under the shade of healthy trees. A huge THANK YOU to the passionate volunteers and partners who help us bring this vision to life!

We couldn't do it without you!

As we kick off a new planting season this month, we're excited to continue working together to grow healthy trees and healthy communities!

If you would like to get more involved, read on for ways to "dig in" this fall, or visit

Fall Fun and Ways to Dig In
The two-part workshop starts tomorrow! There's still time to register.
Part 1: Classroom Training
Thursday, September 17th, 6pm-8pm
Peninsula Conservation Center
3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto 
Part 2: School Tree Planting
Saturday, September 19, 9am - 12pm
East Palo Alto Charter School
1286 Runnymede Street, East Palo Alto
Be a tree planting leader!

East Palo Alto "Building Blocks" Tree Planting

Friday, September 25th, 1pm - 4pm
Meet at 994 Beech Street, East Palo Alto

A rare weekday planting! On Friday, September 25th, Canopy will partner with the City of East Palo Alto to plant new street trees on and around Beech Street in East Palo Alto.

The tree planting is part of the 3-day "Building Blocks" event hosted by Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, where volunteers will repair and renovate the exteriors of several neighborhood homes.

We're looking for an addition 15 volunteers and
4-5 planting leaders to help plant trees and beautify the neighborhood.

Sign up here or email [email protected].

Let's plant some trees!

Saturday, October 3rd, 9am - 12pm
2086 Clarke Avenue, East Palo Alto
Caring for trees when they're young helps them grow into thriving mature trees that provide a host of benefits to the community.
During this service day, we'll care for young trees on two adjacent school campuses in East Palo Alto. We'll remove weeds, apply mulch, and water thirsty trees. Questions? Email [email protected]
We love Tree Care!

Bol Park Community Tree Planting

Saturday, October 24th, 9am - 12pm
3590 Laguna Avenue, Palo Alto

Join Canopy and friends to plant 35 new trees along the bike path in Palo Alto's Bol Park. You may even catch a glimpse of Perry and Niner, the friendly donkeys next door.

Sign me up!

Tree Planting Buddies


Trees of Stanford: a Walk through Time

Saturday, October 10, 9am - 12:30pm
Stanford Campus, Jordan Hall, Rm 40
450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Our local tree celebrities!

Stanford Tree Spots are filling up for this unique event co-hosted by Canopy and the Stanford Historical Society.

Join a panel of renowned tree experts to explore the rich mosaic of Stanford trees on a journey through the past, present, and future.

9:00 - Refreshments

9:15 - Panel Discussion

11am - Guided Tree Walks


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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