Dear ,
Canopy's work is having a profound impact in the community, transforming school grounds, creating a new generation of environmental stewards, caring and advocating for trees and the urban forest.

Our highlights of the year include: 
  • Planting over 300 new trees
  • Tending and surveying over 3,500 trees
  • Engaging 1,200 volunteers in 5,000 work hours
  • Leading 20 educational classes at 11 schools  
  • Reaching 2,000 kids 

Watch a quick video clip to see how we engage the community in our work.   

Read more about our accomplishments and our plans in our 2013 Impact Report.

None of this could happen without your generous support. I invite you to join us today on 'Giving Tuesday' and make your year-end tax-deductible gift now, if you haven't already. Click here to make a donation or mail your gift to us.

With gratitude,

Catherine Signature    


Study: Roadside Trees Cut Pollution by 50%  

Researchers planted a row of 30 silver birch trees alongside a busy street in Lancaster England--they found that indoor pollution in nearby houses dropped more than 50%, as reported recently in Environmental Science & Technology.

Canopy planted 1,000 trees along East and West Bayshore roads in East Palo Alto (which has the highest child asthma hospitalization rates in the region). Pollution capture was one of our primary goals. Our trees are now hard at work scrubbing the air along these polluted roadways.

Read more about the study here

Palo Alto Urban Forest Master Plan: Your Feedback Counts!      

CPA Palo Alto's Urban Forest Master Plan establishes long-term management strategies and goals to foster a sustainable urban forest in Palo Alto. Preparation of the Urban Forest Master Plan began in 2010 when the City began work with HortScience, Inc. and Canopy to develop a plan for our city's urban forest.
Click here to read the report and provide feedback. Your opinion is important.
(Deadline for feedback is Feb.28th)

Palo Alto's New "Specimen" Tree: Aurora      

Now on display in front of Palo Alto's City Hall, Aurora is a public art installation originally created for Burning Man and was recently brought to Palo Alto by a group of admiring residents. At night, the tree lights up, rotating through the spectrum of colors. The branches and leaves are all LED-driven. There will soon be an app that allows observers to control the colors of the tree.
Click here to learn more about Aurora or visit the tree in front of Palo Alto's City Hall.

Stanford Soon to Become a Tree Campus USA  

Canopy recently helped Stanford, the Arbor Day Foundation, and members of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) plant 40 trees along the trails of Escondido Village, a Stanford graduate student community. The young women of AKA are working to qualify their campus as an Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus USA.

Favorite Urban Forest Photos 

East Palo Alto Charter School kids talk about why they love their school trees during a recent assembly. (Photo by Canopy staff) 
Click here to submit your photos.

Giving Tuesday: Support Us
Study: Trees Cut Pollution 50%
Aurora: Palo Alto's New Tree
Stanford: Tree Campus USA
Urban Forest Photos
2014 Tree Walk Calendar

A donation of $125 or more comes with a free iPhone CITY TREES app! Email us for your code.

(Note: Android CITY TREES app is currently free for a short time)

Join Palo Alto's new mayor in planting a tree, and for an evening filled with good company, tasty appetizers and a room full of environmental dynamos.

Date: Thurs, January 16, 2014
Time: 5:15 pm to 7:30pm
Location: TBA

To RSVP or for more information contact Megan Manton at

Tree Gifts Hands FINAL Tree Gifts are a unique way to honor someone and help the urban forest.

Click here to buy a tree gift and personalize a message to honor your recipient.

2014 Tree Walk Calendar 

Saturdays, 10-12pm 

1/11/14: Community Center

2/8/14: Palo Verde

3/8/14: Canopy Arbor Day Festival  4/12/14: Junior Museum and Zoo

5/10/14: Gamble Garden

6/14/14: Barron Park

7/12/14: Southgate

8/9/14: Downtown North

9/13/14: College Terrace

10/11/14: Crescent Park

11/8/14: West Bayshore


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Canopy is a nonprofit environmental organization that plants and protects trees in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and neighboring communities. Thank you for helping us create a continuous, sustainable, and thriving urban forest that can be enjoyed today and by future generations.
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