From the Field
Chilco Street tree planting in Menlo Park

Many years in the making, Canopy was thrilled to see the Chilco Street tree planting project come to fruition on October 19th. With the help of over 100 volunteers, Canopy and ecological landscapers, H.T. Harvey, installed 12 oak trees next to Belle Haven Elementary School. A huge thank you to City of Menlo Park mayor and vice mayor for their support, and to Facebook for their financial support of the project. Continue reading about the project featured in The Almanac's November issue...
Community Forestry School Graduation
Congrats to our cohort of 2019 graduates!

The students are officially Certified Community Foresters. The 8-week course equipped them with skills and knowledge to become advocates and take action for their local urban forests. Many have joined the Canopy family as Planting Leaders, Education Leaders, and Ambassadors. We can’t wait to see them in action and we look forward to welcoming the next cohort of students in Fall 2020!
Save the Date
5th Annual MLK Day of Service and East Palo Alto
Mayor's Tree Planting

Monday, January 20, 2020
9:00am to 12:30pm
Meet at Martin Luther King Park
435 Daisy Ln, East Palo Alto  

More details coming soon!
oak decorative branch
24th Annual Palo Alto Mayor's Tree Planting &
Awards Ceremony

Join us to welcome Palo Alto's incoming Mayor with a special ceremonial tree planting, followed by a reception and presentation of the 2020
Canopy Tree Awards.

Thursday, January 30, 2020
5:15pm to 7:30pm
El Palo Alto Room, Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

The Mayor's tree planting ceremony begins at 5:15pm.
Following refreshments, the Canopy Tree Awards will commence at 6:30pm.
Girl Scouts team up with Canopy
Silver Award Project

This summer, two local Girl Scouts, Willa and Katie, teamed up with Canopy for their Silver Award Project. They collaborated with Community Forestry Manager, Elise Willis, to organize a tree planting in their Palo Alto neighborhood.

Thanks to their outreach and canvassing efforts, 20 trees were planted in the Midtown neighborhood on October 5. In this blog post, Willa and Katie reflect on their project and share lessons learned.
From the Canopy Blog
Tree Spotlight: Chinese Pistache

The beautiful, fiery colors of the Chinese pistache ( Pistacia chinensis ) are hard to miss during this time of year. Beyond its beauty, this ornamental tree has been used as a form of natural fuel and even as a source of healing in Ayurvedic medicine. Continue reading on the Canopy blog...

Thank you to David Hoang, summer intern with Rhee Lab at Carnegie Institution for Science for preparing this post.
Trees in the News
A thriving, mature forest plays a vital role in removing carbon from the atmosphere. In this article by Yale Environment , policy scientist William Moomaw shares why protecting mature forests is imperative in the fight against climate change.
Your Gift for Trees - Matched!
In celebration of #GivingTuesday, new gifts will be MATCHED dollar-for-dollar!

Canopy’s programs are growing to meet demand for local tree planting, hands-on education, and urban forest advocacy. To keep up, we’re growing our community of partners and supporters, too!
 
This year, we have a goal of inspiring 50 new people to become first-time donors. 

As added incentive, a generous longtime supporter has offered up to $10,000 in matching funds for first-time gifts this fall!
 
Would you consider becoming one of our new donors? If you do, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling your impact as we work together to:
 
  • Bring nature into neighborhoods by planting and caring for trees where they are needed the most;
  • Grow and sustain local urban forests that make our cities healthier, more livable, and more resilient;
  • Empower residents as advocates and caretakers of the urban environment;
  • Nurture the next generation of environmental leaders.

Thank you for investing with us in healthy trees and healthy communities!
Canopy is Hiring
We’re looking for an enthusiastic and organized person to join our team as a Volunteer Coordinator ! They will be responsible for outreach and volunteer engagement for all of Canopy’s programs. Visit Canopy's website to learn more and apply today!
October Tree Gifts & Grantors
Anne and John Draeger
in memory of John Atkinson

Thank you to Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto for their dedicated support of Canopy's programs!
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Canopy's mission is to grow the urban forest in Midpeninsula communities for the benefit of all. Our vision is a day when every resident of the Midpeninsula can step outside to walk, play, and thrive under the shade of healthy trees.