If you have ever struggled to decide what tree to plant and where to plant it, you are not alone! Canopy has been helping Palo Alto residents choose the right tree for the right place for more than 20 years. We will give a brief overview of 10 of today’s best native and non-native tree selections for our area, their cultural requirements, growth patterns and placement. We will also introduce you to Canopy’s online tree library – how to use it to find the tree that is just right for your situation and what to expect once you have planted your new, leafy friend.
SPEAKERS’ BIOGRAPHIES: Michael Hawkins and Elise Willis are both ISA certified arborists. Michael has over a decade of experience in community and urban forestry at Canopy and other local urban and community forestry nonprofits. Prior to joining Canopy, Michael was a Consulting Utility Forester for PG&E. Elise holds a BS in Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida and previously worked for the City of Palo Alto checking building permits for the Urban Forestry division.
ABOUT CANOPY: To date, Canopy has planted over 4,300 trees in Palo Alto and surrounding communities. Canopy’s mission is to bring the life-giving benefits of trees to the schools, neighborhoods, and public spaces of the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula.
FEE: $25 members (Use code IRIS) $35 Non-members
$25 Canopy members (Use code CANOPY)
Class Limit: 40
Advance registration for this class is now CLOSED. Walk-in participants are welcome.