20 Years of Canopy
TreEnews - March 2016
Celebrate Arbor Week!
California Arbor Week
California Arbor Week is March 7-14, but you can explore trees with Canopy all month long.
Arbor Week Tree-Sure Hunt
Saturday, March 12, 10am
Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
All ages are invited to join us for an Arbor Week Tree-sure Hunt adventure! Led by expert Arborist Courtney Schumm, Project Manager for City of Palo Alto Urban Forestry Division, we'll explore the wonderful world of trees around the Palo Alto Junior Museum--and hunt for clues that will lead us to a secret treasure! Fun and fascinating tree info for kids and adults. RSVP online or email shannon@canopy.org.
Cubberley Community Day Fun
Saturday, March 19th, 9am
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 
Sign up
Join Canopy, the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto, City of Palo Alto, and other partners for a day of fun and service at Cubberley Community Center.
Plant and care for trees with Canopy in honor of California Arbor Week, enjoy tasty treats from area food trucks, and check out performances and activity booths from community center groups. To help with the tree planting, sign up online or email uriel@canopy.org.
Get your tree book_
Find your favorite tree tale
All month at Bells Books, Books Inc., and Palo Alto libraries
Join Canopy in celebrating Palo Alto's Arbor Week with tree books! This year Canopy is partnering with Bell's Books, Books Inc. Palo Alto, and the Palo Alto Libraries to bring you a wonderful selection of tree themed books.
At each of the book stores and libraries, check out a display of tree books, Canopy brochures, and beautiful custom bookmarks with a list of Canopy tree walks - pick yours up today!
More coming up at Canopy...
Neighborhood tree planting volunteers
Saturday, April 2nd, 9am
Meet at Clarence Court, East Palo Alto
Sign up
Join Canopy to plant a new generation of street trees in Kavanaugh, an East Palo Alto residential neighborhood.
Together, we'll plant 40-50 new trees in neighborhood park strips and front yards. We'll need lots of hands to make it happen! Sign up online or email uriel@canopy.org.
Take some nature photos
Trees and Shutterbugs: Photographing Nature
Crescent Park Neighborhood Tree Walk
Saturday, April 9, 10am - 12pm
Spend a spring morning with an expert arborist and an experienced photographer ambling through the Crescent Park neighborhood.
We'll touch on the great height of the Tulip Tree, the prehistoric Maidenhair Tree, the Saucer Magnolia, Queen Palm, Australian Tea Tree, Dawn Redwood, Chinese Tallow Tree, and many more. Along the way, we'll also learn about nature photography and practice our shutterbug skills.
The walk begins on Lincoln Ave between University and Hamilton, Palo Alto. RSVP online or email shannon@canopy.org with questions.
Hone your pruning skills
Part 1: Saturday, April 16, 9am - 1:30pm
Part 2: Saturday, April 23, 9am - 12pm
East Palo Alto Charter School
Learn more
Join Canopy's volunteer pruning corps and learn the art of young tree pruning with Canopy's Program Director, Michael Hawkins, and other local experts.
Part one of this interactive workshop includes classroom and field training. In part two, volunteers put their skills to work in a hands-on field session.
Sign up online or email uriel@canopy.org with questions.
San Andreas Singers
Sunday, April 24, 5:30pm
Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium
Get tickets
Celebrate Earth Day with music for the trees!
Canopy is proud to present local jazz ensemble San Andreas Singers for an evening of music and fun.
All ticket proceeds will support Canopy's tree planting and tree care programs, and help us bring the life-giving benefits of trees to local communities.
Community News
Free workshops with City of Palo Alto
City of Palo Alto offers free workshops on greening your home and landscape
Next Workshop: Rainwater Harvesting
March 26, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Learn more
City of Palo Alto offers a variety of workshops to help "green" your life. Learn how to reduce waste, conserve water, save energy, and prevent pollution, and more.
Learn more about City of Palo Alto workshops...
Trees in the News
The importance of what lies beyond the classroom window is revealed in a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The study of five high schools in Illinois found that, in comparison to a barren view, access to a "green view" significantly improved students' attention and recovery from stress. These promising findings point to what we intuitively know -- that trees and greenery provide profound benefits to students and improve the learning environment.
Brentwood Elms _2012_
April, 2012: Elm trees ready for Canopy volunteers to plant at Brentwood Elementary School in East Palo Alto.
Brentwood Elms _2013_
June, 2013: The same Elm trees one year later. Today, they are still growing strong, providing shade and greenery.
Highlights from the Field
Intrepid tree planters

Graham Middle School tree planters undeterred by rain
This season, Canopy is excited to partner with Mountain Whisman School District for the first time. Last month, we planted trees with the wonderful staff and students at Crittenden Middle School.
This month, on March 5th, we planted 6 new trees at Graham Middle School. A big thank you to the students and faculty who came out to help -- despite the rain!
We're eager to follow-up with larger campus tree plantings in Mountain View this fall. Stay tuned!
Haas Center staff volunteers

Haas Center staff team volunteers at MLK Park
On February 29, the amazing staff at Stanford's Haas Center for Public Service joined Canopy at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in East Palo Alto. The Haas Center team holds a staff service day annually to commemorate the legacies of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez.
The team followed up on work from Canopy's January planting at MLK Park, amending soil in a muddy area of the park, spreading mulch to insulate trees and beautify the park, and planting new landscape plants and small trees.

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