Palo Alto, CA (July 27, 2006)- Canopy is a Palo Alto-based non-profit advocate for the urban forest and works to educate, inspire, and engage the community as stewards of young and mature trees. Canopy’s programs educate and involve the community. They are all designed to expand the number of trees in Palo Alto and to improve the chances that existing trees will stay healthy.
Canopy was established in 1996 based on the recommendations of the Tree Task Force. A 15-member Steering Committee was established. The Peninsula Conservation Center foundation, a local environmental resource center and 501(c)(3) organization, became Canopy’s fiscal agent. An executive director was hired, and volunteer recruitment and tree planting began in November 1996. In 2002, Canopy incorporated as a separate Section 501(c)(3) organization.
For more information, visit Canopy: Trees for Palo Alto.