Janet Duca Norton: An especially memorable planting of a tree - San Jose Mercury News
A very Palo Alto project is the annual Mayor's Tree Planting and party. This year's 15th such event marked a significant milestone for the city's partnership with Canopy, the non-profit organization that looks after Palo Alto's trees.
It was a first-time collaboration with the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center at the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life in Palo Alto. Canopy's board chairwoman, Susan Ellis, welcomed more than 130 guests to the Jan. 20 event that featured the planting of a Cedar of Lebanon tree at the entrance to the new Center. The tree planting coincided with Tu Bishvat, the Jewish holiday for trees.