December 2017

In this issue:
Two Tree Walks led by Dave Muffly
Tree Walk: Trees of Stanford TreesStanford
Saturday, December 9, 10am - 12pm
Frost Amphitheater,  365 Lasuen St, Stanford

Join expert arborist Dave Muffly as we explore the rich mosaic of tree species on the Stanford campus. View a stunning  Quercus nigra and learn about the decade of experimentation with hybrid oaks, which grow alongside mature oaks, both native and otherwise.  This juxtaposition provides a powerful introduction to one of the hottest topics in biosciences today, the question of whether to incorporate climate change adaptability into our landscape choices. This walk meets at the main entrance of Frost near the Bing Concert Hall, at Stanford University.

Tree Walk: East Palo AltoSoundwall Soundwall
Saturday, January 13, 2018 
10am - 12pm
330 Donohoe St, East Palo Alto 

Join us at the East Palo Alto Soundwall to see the trees that were the inspiration, and the proof of concept, for the diverse forest now growing at the new Apple Park campus. This walk will be led by Dave Muffly, now Senior Arborist for Apple. Now in the ground almost a decade, with little or no supplemental irrigation in recent years, this successful and profoundly drought adapted planting was Canopy's first foray into East Palo Alto, where we have now planted over 2,000 trees. The walk will begin on the East Palo Alto's west side, at the corner of West Bayshore and Donahoe St. (just past the Four Seasons Hotel).

2018 Tree Walk Series is now on the calendar!
Join us in the new year for two celebrations! AP
3rd Annual MLK Day of Service  and 
East Palo Alto Mayor's Tree Planting

Monday, January 15, 2018
9:00am - 12:30pm
St. Francis of Assisi Church 
1425 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto

22nd Annual Party Mayor's Tree Planting 
and Awards Ceremony

Thursday, January 25, 2018
5:15pm - 7:30pm
Palo Alto City Hall
250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto

Save the Date HopeJ
For an evening in celebration of trees with Hope Jahren!

Saturday, April 7th, 2018 
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Explore the magic of roots, leaves, and everything in between with  Hope Jahren , award-winning scientist and author of the 
best-selling Lab Girl.
"Science has taught me that everything is more complicated than we first assume, and that being able to derive happiness from discovery is a recipe for a beautiful life."

Bringing Trees to South Palo Alto SPA
Calling all south Palo Alto tree champions! 

As part of Canopy's South Palo Alto Tree Initiative to increase canopy cover in south Palo Alto neighborhoods, we're looking for people interested in receiving new trees for their yard and along their street.

If you are interested in receiving a tree, let us know by filling out this form . Canopy will work with you to organize a neighborhood tree planting to bring the benefits of trees to your community.

Help us reach our year one goal of planting 100 new trees in south Palo Alto! Contact Elise Willis, Community Forestry Program Manager at to find out how you can get involved.
Highlights from the Field EPAhighlights
The Great Oak Count is expanding to two new neighborhoods!

With the successful pilot launch of The Great Oak Count in the College Terrace neighborhood under our belt, we're ready to expand to other neighborhoods and survey even more native oaks! 

Stay tuned for details about upcoming volunteer days to take place in the Southgate and Evergreen Park neighborhoods.

Interested in receiving updates, volunteering, or know of an oak tree not to miss, let us know.

Learn more about The Great Oak Count...
This fall we completed another hugely successful round of tree plantings in East Palo Alto!

A huge thank you to all the incredible planting leaders, volunteers, and residents for their hard work helping us grow the urban forest for a greener, sustainable future!

On October 7th, we planted 39 trees with the help of residents and volunteers, including SEWA International, Service League of Boys, EPATT, and the Bahais of EPA. Two weeks later we joined Acterra, GRID Alternatives, and Habitat for Humanity for a Kavanaugh neighborhood greening event, with 26 trees planted. The final planting brought together volunteers and residents to plant 20 trees in the University Square neighborhood.

Special thanks to our tree champions 
who were instrumental in helping us plan the days: Will Schulz, Romain Taniere and Luis Guzman, and Paola Decesero. We couldn't have done it without you!

Thank you to everyone who 
participated in #GivingTuesday thankyou

You can still join the giving movement with a year-end gift.

#GivingTuesday isn't about just one day; it's about building a movement of sharing and collaboration to create a better world. Today, you can make a difference with a tax-deductible year-end donation or tree gift to support urban trees and nature locally. Thanks to everyone who makes our work possible!

From the Blog: tips for the winter season blog
Trees to Plant Now

Check out Canopy's two-part series for our top ten list of trees to plant now, plus resources and tips on how to plant and care for your new tree. 

Sustainable Christmas Trees

Can't decide which Christmas tree is right for you? We discuss the pros and cons of live and artificial trees to help guide your decision.

Canopy is Hiring! hiring

Canopy is seeking a dynamic and resourceful person to support senior staff and manage the organization's administrative systems 20 hours a week, preferred schedule is 4 hours per day, Monday through Friday.

If you are an administrative super star with excellent attention to detail and embraces a variety of tasks, we hope you'll apply! And if you know anyone who might be interested, please share this opportunity.

December Tree Gifts and Dedications
Since November 1, 2017
Jane and Enrico Bernasconi
in memory of Elinor Wilner

David and Nancy Bishop
in memory of Ward and Carol Ellis

The Ely Family 
in honor of the Collins Family

Don and Natalie Handelman
in memory of Betty Meltzer

Jeff Koseff and Thalia Anagnos
in honor of Pamela Matson

Nancy Leech
in memory of Jane A. Leech

Eleanor Linton
in honor of Susan Ellis and Mark Linton

Stepheny McGraw
in honor of Susan Rosenberg

Mr. Nilsen and Ms. Lou
in honor of John Erving

Dixie-Lee Specht-Schulz 
in memory of William Craig Specht
Special thanks to recent Sponsors and Grantors

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