160 New Trees Planted: East Palo Alto Charter School 

 Entire families rolled their sleeves up on Saturday October 19th to plant 160 young trees on the barren school campus of the East Palo Alto Charter School. School children, faculty, parents and neighbors took great pride in the tree planting.  


The East Palo Alto Charter School planting marks the near completion of Canopy's Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids! initiative to plant 1,000 trees in area schools and parks. Only 105 trees to go before we reach our goal.  


Sudden Oak Death: Research Findings    


Thank you to the Canopy volunteers that participated in the UC Berkeley SOD Blitz and surveyed California Bay trees in Palo Alto last June. The California Bay is a carrier of Sudden Oak Death (SOD), a disease threatening our native oaks.


Mid-Peninsula SOD Findings: 

The research encompasses much of Northern California. In the Mid-Peninsula alone, the findings show that SOD exists North of Woodside as well as both East and West of 280. Eradication of SOD in Atherton appears to have been effective but requires further monitoring. The existing SOD infection in Los Altos Hills appears to have spread Eastward.  


Canopy's Summary of SOD Research:  

Click here to read Canopy's summary of the research findings.   


Treatment Workshops: 

Mark your calendars for an upcoming SOD Treatment Training Workshop offered at Foothills Park, January 9th at 10am. Click here for information on other area trainings.




thanks to our volunteers and supporters!


Our five year
Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids! initiative, launched in 2011, aimed to plant 1,000 shade and fruit trees on school grounds. A year ahead of schedule, we've almost reached our goal with 895 new trees planted throughout 26 area school campuses and parks.

We couldn't have done it without the hard work and support of communities in East Palo Alto and Palo Alto.  I'll let you know when the thousandth tree's been planted! 

Warm regards,

Catherine Signature    

Click here to learn more about this initiative or to get involved in our tree plantings.

What Leaf is This? 

Hints: We just planted one at the East Palo Alto Charter School. The oldest fossil of this tree has been dated to 200 million years ago!      

Email us your guess. 

October 2013
160 New Trees
SOD Research Findings
Goal of 1,000 Trees
What Leaf is This?
Old Palo Alto Tree Walk
Volunteers Needed: Nov & Dec
Urban Forest Photos
Old Palo Alto Tree Walk--November 9th, 10-12pm 

Fun, Educational & Free!

Increase your tree literacy. Join Jeff Newborn, former Canopy Board member and Davey Tree arborist to learn about 22 trees on the Old Palo Alto Tree Walk.


More information 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tree Care in Nov & Dec  
art of young tree pruning Join us on November 16 and December 14, 9am-12pm, as we do important tree care work. The day will consist of weeding, mulching, and adjusting stakes as needed. Bring your friends and family to help!

Click here for more information. Click here to sign up!   

Photo Contest: California Trees
The 2014 California Trees Photo Contest is now open for submissions. With autumn officially here, there are plenty of chances to get some gorgeous shots before the leaves fall. 

 Click here to learn more. 

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Leaves on a newley planted Pistache at East Palo Alto Charter School.  

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