Canopy's 17th Annual Mayor's Ceremonial Tree Planning & Annual Party


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Canopy's 17th Annual

Mayor's Ceremonial Tree Planting


Annual Party


Thursday, January 31, 2013

5:15 to 8:00 PM

Cogswell Plaza and Avenidas*

Welcome Palo Alto's New Mayor

Greg Scharff
The planting begins promptly at 5:15 PM


Cogswell Plaza

264 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto

immediately followed


Canopy's Annual Party & Awards Ceremony  



(entrance adjacent to Cogswell Plaza)

Parking available at Bryant Street garage


Canopy's Tree Award Recipients

Arnold Soforenko Awards for Outstanding Action In Support of the Urban Forest

The Friends of George

Carol Kiparsky, Casey Leedom, Beth Bunnenberg, Urban Cummings, Michael Meyer (Michael Meyer Fine Wood Working), the Eng Family, Mike Sartor (City of Palo Alto), Peter Jensen (City of Palo Alto), and Joe Rapanut and tree crew (City of Palo Alto) 

For working together to save and memorialize the iconic coast live oak, George, at 816 Cowper Street in Palo Alto 
and replanting the site with a valley oak

265 Lytton Avenue Project

Michael King (King Asset Management), Charles King (King Asset Management), Michael Young (Urban Tree Management, Inc.), Dawn Jekins (DES Architects + Engineers, Inc.), Naomi Nishimoto (DES Architects + Engineers, Inc.), Brad Wentz (Wentz Group); John Vlay (Jensen), Dave Dockter (City of Palo Alto), and Russ Reich (City of Palo Alto)

              For preserving the large, signature mature coast live oak during the commercial redevelopment of 265 Lytton Street in Palo Alto

Out-on-a-Limb Awards for Outstanding Volunteers

 Scott Wells

For planning, organizing, and carrying out the 2012 Young Tree Care Survey

Bronwyn Alexander

For exceptional work as the young tree steward at Belle Haven Elementary School

Young Forester Awards

Julien Lévy

For spearheading the "Reforest San Bruno" campaign and organizing a large-scale community planting in the neighborhood ravaged by the 2010 gas line explosion 

Reed Garber

For exceptional work as a Canopy summer intern

Russell Langston

For exceptional work as a Canopy summer intern




                 Join outdoor enthusiasts, urban greening leaders, community organizers, policy makers, tree and nature lovers, artists, and environmental activists.

Meet Mayor Scharff. 

Celebrate volunteers and community leaders.

Enjoy libations and light hors d'œuvres.

RSVP by January 22nd

Questions: E-mail: or

call (650) 964-6110, extension 4

*This event is not sponsored by Avenidas.