20 Years of Canopy
April 2017 TreEnews
In this issue:
Coming up at Canopy
Trees to Plant Now
"Trees to Plant Now" Canopy talk at Gamble GardenGambleTalk
TOMORROW, Thursday, April 6, 1-3pm
Gamble Garden (Carriage House)
1431 Waverley Street, Palo Alto 
Ever struggled to decide what tree is right for your yard? You're not alone! Canopy has been helping Palo Alto residents plant the right tree in the right place for over 20 years.
Tomorrow, Canopy staff Michael Hawkins and Elise Willis, both certified arborists, will present a talk at Gamble Garden about the top 10 trees to plant now for our area, along with tree-specific tips for selection, planting, and maintenance.
Use Code "CANOPY" to get $10 off the general admission price of $35.
Take a tree walk
Tree Walk: Midtown Neighborhood
Saturday, April 8, 10am - 12pm
Meet at Hoover Park Tennis Courts
2901 Cowper Street, Palo Alto CanopyEvents
Take a walk with arborist Herb Fong to explore the trees of Midtown Palo Alto on Canopy's newest tree walk route. Meet specimens including a Silk Tree, Scarlet Oak, Carob, Australian Tea Tree, and many more.
Meet your tree neighbors
Tree Walk: Southgate
Saturday, May 13, 10am - 12pm
Meet near Palo Alto High School Parking Lot at Churchill Ave. and Castilleja Ave.
Join Canopy and expert arborist Chris Regan for a tree tour of the Southgate neighborhood. Learn about the fast-growing Black Locust, stately Coast Redwood, elegant Camphor, Cork Oak, Japanese Persimmon, and more.
Mountain View friends! Vote for InspireMV
Eco-Schoolyards in Inspire MV Challenge.
Vote for Eco-Schoolyards
Canopy and Living Classroom need community votes to win $50,000 for greener schools in Mountain View
As part of the Inspire Mountain View Challenge from Los Altos Community Foundation, Canopy and Living Classroom have applied for a $50,000 grant to create vibrant, nature-filled schoolyards through edible gardens, native habitat, tree planting, and hands-on nature learning for Mountain View students and their families.
Now we need the community's help to make this project a reality! The finalist with the most votes by April 21st will be awarded the grant.
If you live or work in Mountain View and are at least 14 years old, please vote today to support Eco-Schoolyards, and help us spread the word. Thank you!
Community Happenings CommunityEvents
Menlo Park Tree Planting
Menlo Park: Tree Planting with Mayor Kirsten Keith
THIS Friday, April 7, 4:30pm
313 Market Place, Menlo Park
This Friday, Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith will hold a tree planting in Marketplace Park, along with Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula.
Canopy will be there to help plant the tree and celebrate with our Menlo Park friends. We warmly invite you to join us!
Earth Day Festival and Great Race for Saving Water
Saturday, April 22, 9am start
Baylands Athletic Center
1900 Gang Road, Palo Alto
Join City of Palo Alto, City of East Palo Alto, and community partners for a joint 5K fun run/walk and family-friendly Earth Day Festival!
Come say hello to us at the Canopy table while you enjoy music, earth day activities, and outdoor fun for everyone. At 11:00, Committee for Green Foothills will lead a guided bird walk from the Baylands Athletic Center to the Cooley Landing Education Center in East Palo Alto. Learn more here.
29th Annual Boething Lecture: a Conversation with Alvaro Umana
Thursday, May 18, 4:00pm
Location TBA
Join Boething Treeland Farms, Stanford Woods Institute, and Center for Conservation Biology for a conversation with researcher and environmental leader Alvaro Umana.
Umana is a Senior Research Fellow at CATIE, the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center, where he works on climate economics, forest conservation, and biodiversity. He has worked with UNESCO, UNDP, the World Bank, and is now affiliated with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
More details to be announced soon. Stay tuned!
Heroes in our Midst Heroes
Susan Rosenberg accepts award from Jerry Hill
Uriel Hernandez speaks at Bay Nature awards dinner
Photo by Khalil Anvar, courtesy of Bay Nature
Canopy team members recognized with community awards
Canopy had a lot to celebrate last month! Susan Rosenberg, Co-Founder and current Board Member, and  Uriel Hernandez, Community Forestry Coordinator, were both honored with prestigious awards for their work growing greener, healthier communities.
Susan was presented with a Community Champion distinction from Senator Jerry Hill for decades of growing the urban forest, and for her recent work on the City's Storm Drain Blue Ribbon Committee. Uriel received the  Local Hero "Youth Engagement" award from Bay Nature for his leadership and commitment to greening East Palo Alto through Canopy's Branching Out initiative.
We're very proud to have Susan and Uriel on our team, and we're grateful to all the everyday heroes who help transform communities through trees!
Highlights from the Field Highlights
Arbor Day Fun

Arbor Day Festival fun draws crowds and features teen voices

Over 750 community members joined the festivities at Mitchell Park on March 11 to explore and celebrate trees during California Arbor Week.
A huge "thank you!" to everyone who came out, especially to our incredible volunteers, and to our wonderful partners and sponsors.
Tree-inspired teen artwork on display at Rinconada Library
As part of this year's Arbor Day Festival, young artists from around the community submitted tree-inspired photographs and artwork.
After its debut at the Festival, the artwork is now on display in the Rinconada Library Teen Zone through the end of April.
Artwork inspired by trees
Check it out--and perhaps be inspired to create your own tree-tastic artwork!
Legacy of Trees Planting

Volunteers plant a "legacy of trees" during Cubberley Community Day

On March 25, 60+ volunteers came out to plant trees at Cubberley Community Center as part of the annual Cubberley Community Day, spearheaded by Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto and City of Palo Alto.
It was a fun-filled day of performances, kids activities, tasty treats, and open studios. Canopy's contribution was a community tree-planting. With the help of volunteers and planting leaders, we planted 50 native landscape plants and 17 new trees, including 12 beautifully budding Eastern Redbuds.
This year's planting also had a special theme. It was our first "Legacy of Trees" planting, honoring people in our community who have inspired others to give the gift of trees.
We were proud to dedicate these new trees to our 2016-2017 Tree Gift honorees. Their living legacy is now a vibrant urban forest for generations to come, and a greener future for all of us.
Cubberley Planting Photos
March Tree Gifts and Dedications
Since March 1, 2016
Ivy & Pearls Foundation
in honor of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Rick and Sally Longyear
in memory of Sarah Marie Longyear
Each honoree of our Legacy of Trees planting at Cubberley Community Center.
Special thanks to recent Sponsors and Grantors:
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