September 2019 TreEnews

Gear up for Planting Season!
Join Canopy to plant trees at our upcoming neighborhood plantings

We welcome all volunteers to join us and participate in growing our local community forests. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Check out Canopy's Event Calendar for more information about the plantings.
Midtown Neighborhood, Palo Alto | October 5, 2019
Chilco / Belle Haven School, Menlo Park | October 19, 2019
Ventura Neighborhood, Palo Alto | October 26, 2019
Kavanaugh Neighborhood, East Palo Alto | November 2, 2019
Bayshore Christian Ministries, East Palo Alto | November 16, 2019
Volunteer Spotlight
Palo Alto Tree Removal Permit Project

Canopy is thrilled that PhD candidate, Megan Wheeler, has taken on the monumental task to code and prepare an in-depth analysis of over 279 tree removal permits from the past 10 years in Palo Alto. In an interview with Megan, we learn about the process she used to analyze the permits, her initial findings, and next steps for the project. Stay tuned for more information on Megan's final report! Continue reading on the Canopy blog...
From the Field
Bayshore Christian Ministries Project: From Gray to Green

Last month, we shared highlights from the design charrette Canopy's Teen Urban Foresters (TUFs) held to gather input from local residents and students during Bayshore Christian Ministries' Community Day. Now, we get an even closer look at the charette experience from the perspective of two TUFs, Kelly Cortes and Paola Maciel. Continue reading on the Canopy blog...

Special thanks to  Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs  for their support of this project!
From the Canopy Blog
Tree Spotlight: Narrow Leaved Paperbark

The Melaleuca alternifolia , part of the Myrtaceae family, is also known as the “tea tree”. The name derives from Captain James Cook’s visit to Australia in 1770, who brewed a few of the tree’s leaves to prepare a tea. Tea tree oil is extracted from this tree's leaves. Continue reading on the Canopy blog...

Thank you to Suzie Lee, summer intern with Rhee Lab at Carnegie Institution for Science for preparing this post.
Mountain View Tree Walk
Pioneer Memorial Park
Saturday, November 9, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
1146 Church St, Mountain View

Join arborist Jason Shirar for this brand new tree walk through Pioneer Memorial Park in downtown Mountain View. Stroll with us under the shade of some magnificent trees, like the Monterey pine and deodar cedar. O bserve them and learn about their role in creating healthy, vibrant communities.
Trees and Canopy in the News
The League of Women Voters' Bay Area Monitor features Canopy in, "A Resilient Day in the Neighborhood".  

What if trees could talk? One actually tweets, "The Tree that is Live-Tweeting Climate Change" from Atlas Obscura. 
We're Hiring
Environmental Educator
Under the direction of Canopy’s Education Director, the Environmental Educator will be responsible for Canopy’s growing K-12 lessons at schools in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Mountain View. Find out more about the position and apply.

Urban Forestry Intern
We are also seeking an Urban Forestry Intern for the school year. The intern will gain leadership and work experience, make a positive impact in the community and the environment, work with local youth, and gain knowledge about trees. View the job announcement and apply today .
August Tree Gifts & Grantors
Linda and Ted Schlein
in honor of Kevin Raftery

Thank you to Google Ecology for their support of Canopy's re-oaking efforts and the Great Oak Count!
Bay Area Green Business

 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.