20 Years of Canopy
June 2017 TreEnews
In this issue:
Coming up at Canopy
Tree survey time
Palo Alto Young Tree Care Survey
Saturday, June 17, 9am - 12:30pm
Location TBA (likely a park in Palo Alto)
Help care for community trees! Each year, Canopy volunteers and partners comb through Palo Alto neighborhoods to survey the health of hundreds of young street trees, and provide tree care info to local residents and tree stewards. This is a fun and flexible volunteer opportunity, great to do with a friend or partner.
Trees for the Trail
Stevens Creek Trail Tree Planting
Saturday, June 17, 8:30am - 1:00pm
141 E El Camino Real, Mountain View
Calling all tree planting volunteers! Canopy is teaming up with City of Mountain View, Mountain View Trees, and Friends of Stevens Creek Trail (FOSCT) to plant over 80 trees along a stretch of Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View. Come join the fun!
Silicon Valley has a rich history of orchards
GreenTown Los Altos Edible Tree Walk
Sunday, June 25, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Meet at Los Altos Library
13 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos
Foodies, tree lovers, and history buffs alike will love this edible walk from GreenTown, Slow Food, and Canopy! You'll explore Los Altos' historic orchard and other edible urban trees with GreenTown Executive Director Kris Jensen, award-winning local chef Joni Sare, and food history and policy geek Peter Ruddock.
Register for summer and fall workshops Workshops
Inspire the next generation
Education Leader Training
Three Wednesdays in August:
August 16, 23, 30, 10am - 12:30pm
3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto 
Plant trees with Canopy
Planting Leader Training
Part 1: Tues. 9/26  or Thurs. 9/28, 6-8pm
Part 2: Saturday, 9/30, 9am - 12pm
Want to bring nature into neighborhoods?
Help Canopy reach our campaign goal! GTC
Growing the Canopy campaign brings tree planting, tree care, and hands-on nature education to new schools and neighborhoods.
In 2014, Canopy completed our first  Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids! initiative, planting 1,000 shade and fruit trees in East Palo Alto schools and public spaces where trees are scarce.
Subsequently,  school districts in Mountain View and Redwood City invited Canopy and partners to bring our unique combination of tree planting, tree care, and youth engagement to their communities, even as our partnership with East Palo Alto continues to expand.
To make this growth possible, we launched Growing the Canopy, a campaign to raise $600,000 and fund 5 years of bringing the life-giving benefits of trees to new schools and neighborhoods.
We are now in the public phase of the campaign. Thanks to generous quiet phase donors, we are nearing our goal and hope to complete the campaign this spring.
Will you help us make it to the finish line?
Thanks so much for your support! Together, we can work towards a day when every resident of the Mid-Peninsula can step outside to walk, play, and thrive under the shade of healthy trees.
Community Happenings ArtCenter
Friday Night at the Art Center
Opening celebration for Michael Light: Planetary Landscape
Friday, June 16, 7- 10pm at 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto
Join the Palo Alto Art Center to celebrate two new exhibitions: Michael Light: Planetary Landscape and Kija Lucas: Collections From Sundown with a photo booth, hands-on art activities, a cash bar, and food cart.
Canopy is especially excited about a project from Michael Light capturing one of Palo Alto's iconic oak trees--the tree in front of Rinconada Library, next door to the Art Center--from a whole new perspective.
Michael Light captures Rinconada Oak
Michael describes his process:
"This 200 year old being, 75 feet tall and 120 feet wide, allowed every square inch of itself to be photographed by a remotely-operated drone. 850 images were then fed into complex data visualization software to create a gravity and light-free three-dimensional cloud comprised of 80 million separate points, through which I could then "fly" in the studio without up or down. From an infinite number of possible two-dimensional "cross-sections," I then chose these two [for the exhibit]."
From the Canopy Blog Blog
Summer reading
Tree reads for summer
For the tree-hugger, nature-lover, and bookworm alike, three new titles offer fascinating journeys through the wonderful world of plants, from the streets of San Francisco to the tropical forests of Ecuador.
TUFs explore Jasper Ridge
Hello's and Goodbye's as summer begins
This months, we say goodbye to our 7 wonderful Teen Urban Foresters from this past school year. We also welcome a bright bunch of 8 new TUFs for the summer, along with 3 stellar summer interns.
Trees in the News News
Dave Muffly
Dave Muffly is Apple Park's "Tree Whisperer"
In a recent feature on Wired, Steven Levy takes an in-depth look at the new Apple Park, as construction on the Cupertino "mothership" enters its final months.
As part of his research, Levy caught up with Dave Muffly, Apple's senior arborist, and architect of the vast and varied urban forest already thriving on the new campus. Levy highlights Muffly and his role in a related piece on Backchannel.
Muffly is a long-time friend of Canopy, and we're thrilled to see his passion for trees play out in the Apple Park vision. As Program Director for Canopy in the early years, and later as a Canopy Board Member, Dave was instrumental in Canopy's first large-scale planting designs. He was especially instrumental in the East Palo Alto Soundwall plantings that were part of the East Palo Alto Tree initiative. D ave remains active as a Canopy advisor, volunteer, and supporter.
Special Thanks Thanks
Thank you to Fimbres Brother Auto Repair
Bill kept the Red Rocket running smoothly for many years
We'd like to say "thank you" and give a quick shout-out to our friends at Fimbres Brothers Auto Repair for their years of thoughtful care of Canopy's old vans, Red Rockets I and II.
We are thrilled to have a new "Vanopy," but it has required switching to a new garage. We will miss Bill and his team. Thank you, Fimbres Brothers, for your years of fantastic service!
May Tree Gifts and Dedications
Since May 1, 2017
Marty and Judy Deggeller
in memory of Brian Dahlquist
Joyce Reynolds
with appreciation to Matt Weathers and Family
Dudley and Elaine Anderson
in honor of Marty Deggeller
Tony and Sheryl Klein
in honor of Larry Klein's birthday
Ben Blohowiak
in honor of Don Blohowiak
Susan Rosenberg
in memory of Clint Smith
The gift of a greener future
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Canopy 20 Years
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