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Belle Haven, East Palo Alto have far fewer trees than neighboring communities. Groups like Canopy hope to change that

Original post made on Jan 2, 2022

Community members are up bright and early on Nov. 20 at All Five, a preschool in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood. And they're hard at work. By the end of the event, they'll have planted 17 trees on the school grounds.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, January 2, 2022, 8:36 AM

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Posted by felix
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 2, 2022 at 7:22 pm

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Canopy does it again! It’s one of the most effective, take-action environmental groups we have. Im happy for Belle Haven and EPA.

I also appreciate Canopy’s 10-year program planting 10,000 trees in South Palo Alto, bringing better equity to my town.

Buena Vista Mobile Home Park should be a special focus of Canopy tree planting. Nowhere in Palo Alto rivals its unrelenting heat island of asphalt where hundreds of low-income people live, nearly without any trees.



Posted by Green Gables
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 5, 2022 at 11:07 am

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This is not the time to plant trees. California is in a DROUGHT if you've not noticed and new trees need to be watered frequently. What are you all thinking?


Posted by rita vrhel
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 6, 2022 at 11:54 am

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Trees can be watered with water collected from washing vegetables or letting the shower water warm up..also from left over coffee, etc. it just takes a bucket and some planning. Winter is a great time to plant a tree. just need a plan to take care of it.

What we DON'T need is residents watering their lawns and parkways 3 x's a week and letting massive amounts of precious water flow onto the sidewalk and into the street. Please check your sprinklers for leaks / spray direction and reduce watering while in the winter months.

50% + of all residential water use is used on landscaping. Not watering parkways would reduce water use an estimated 15% as over spray is so common.

Time to save where we can and still plant trees. Thank you.


Posted by Shirley 'Mac'
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 6, 2022 at 12:42 pm

Shirley 'Mac' is a registered user.

The Garden Club of Palo Alto donated money to Canopy for 100 trees in honor of their 100 year anniversary in 2021. Many of the 100 have already been planted in East Palo Alto, South Palo Alto and Mountain View.


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