January 2018

In this issue:
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3rd Annual party
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

The ceremonial tree planting 
begins at 10:00am.

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

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Mayor's Tree Planting: 
Downtown Library 
5:15pm - 5:45pm

Reception & Awards: 
Palo Alto City Hall
5:45pm - 7:30pm

Teach youth about trees!  EdTraining
Become a Canopy Education Leader
Education Leader Training
Saturday, February 10, 2018
9am - 1:30pm
3921 E. Bayshore Rd, Palo Alto

Are you passionate about trees, the environment, and education? Do you enjoy working with youth? This interactive training will prepare you to work as an Education volunteer with Canopy, exploring the wonderful world of trees through hands-on science lessons with elementary, middle, and high school students.

The workshop will cover teaching methodology, cultural sensitivity, and Canopy's education modules. Following the training, you will have a chance to sign up to help with Canopy's lessons in the spring!

Email with questions. Full details and signup here... 

Upcoming Canopy Events upcoming
Dave Muffly LA Times
Tree Walk: East Palo Alto Soundwall Soundwall
THIS 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, Senior Arborist for Apple. Now in the ground almost a decade, with little or no supplemental irrigation in recent years, this successful and 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 East Palo Alto's west side, at the corner of West Bayshore and Donahoe St. (just past the Four Seasons Hotel).

Tree Walk: Palo Verdepaloverde
Saturday, February 10, 2018 
10am - 12pm
Palo Verde School, 3450 Louis Rd, Palo Alto 

Join Canopy as we explore the Palo Verde neighborhood. You'll learn about a variety of trees from the small and delicate Flowering Dogwood to the uncommon Scotch Pine to the aromatic Deodar Cedar -- and many more!

The Palo Verde Tree Walk begins in front of Palo Verde Elementary School at 3450 Louis Road.

Save the Date:  April 7  is The Wonder of Treeswonder
The Wonder of Trees, a benefit for Canopy
Saturday, April 7, 2018
6pm - 9pm

Mark your calendar for April 7! Join us for an evening of discovery, inspiration, and community with Lab Girl author and award-winning scientist Hope Jahren.

Together, we'll don the mantle of scientists and delve into Dr. Jahren's world of plants, uncovering the secrets of the soil beneath our feet and the leaves above our heads. Tickets and tables will be available soon!

"The leaves of the world comprise countless billion elaborations of a single, simple machine designed for one job only-a job upon which hinges humankind." - Hope Jahren, Lab Girl

From the Canopy Blog blog
4 Winter Tree Care Tips

This winter, don't forget to care for your trees! Even though it is cold and wet, winter dormancy is the best time for certain tree care activities.  In this post we share four essential tree care tips for the winter time: 

1. Time to prune
2. Protect trees from freeze
3. Mulch to retain moisture and warmth
4. Continue to water when there is no rain

Trees in the News news
First Major Clinical Study to Examine the Health Impact of Trees

Can trees combat the negative health impacts caused by a city's pollution problem? The University of Louisville Medical Center, Hyphae Design Laboratory, and The Nature Conservancy aim to find out with their Green Heart Project in Louisville, Kentucky.

This ambitious effort is the first-ever study that looks to strategically plant trees in neighborhoods to observe how the trees impact residents' health. Over the next five years, the project will plant trees, monitor pollution levels, and collect data from 700 individuals to test the health benefits of trees. The results of the study could lead to a new public health model that reduces pollution related deaths.

Image via The Nature Conservancy, Photo © Randy Olson

Community Happenings community
Environmental Volunteers: 
Baylands Bioblitz
Saturday, February 17, 2018
9am - 1pm
Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center 
2775 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto

Join Environmental Volunteers for a day of community science and discovery at the Baylands Bioblitz.  Bring your smart phone or camera and collect observations of plants, animals, birds and bugs found in the Baylands.

Palo Alto Christmas Tree Composting

If you are a City of Palo Alto resident, there is still time to properly dispose of your Christmas tree. The city is picking up trees curbside for four weeks following Christmas Day. 

Trees will be brought to the ZWED facility in San Jose for composting. Make sure to remove any decorations or stands, and place the tree next to your compost cart.

January Tree Gifts and Dedications
Since December 1, 2017
Jeff Koseff and Thalia Anagnos
in honor of Pamela Matson

The Ely Family
in honor of the Collins Family 

Dixie-Lee Specht Schulz
in memory of William Craig Specht

Miriam Cesepedes
in memory of E. Yanosh Alt

Gayle McGinnis
in honor of Catherine Martineau

Susan Mendelsohn and Robert Flanagan 
in memory of David Hettig

Mimi and Bill Meffert
in honor of Judy and Marty Deggeller

Betsy Gifford
in honor of Marty Deggeller

Annette Glanckopf
in memory of Thomas Ashton

Susan Schaps and Rob Shelton
in honor of Kevin Raftery

Edward and Anne Spaulding
in honor of Anne Draeger

Christine and Frank Currie
in honor of Catherine Martineau

Carolyn Kornberg
in memory of Mort Levy

Leannah Hunt
in honor of Susan Rosenberg

Beth Whitmore
in loving memory of Dr. B. Kobrin

Lanie Powers
in honor of Julie Powers

Tony Cadena 
in honor of Pam and Doug Wong

Special thanks to recent Sponsors and Grantors

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