Edmond Tree Mail: January 2013

Volume 1, Issue 1


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Welcome to Edmond Tree Mail!


Thank you for subscribing to receive the Edmond Urban Forestry Department’s very first Edmond Tree Mail quarterly newsletter! This is a brand new way for you, as a resident of Edmond, to benefit from your community’s trees. Through Edmond Tree Mail, you can:

  • Find out about events such as tree distributions, community plantings and workshops
  • Be the first to hear about new urban forestry programs
  • Equip yourself with information about the latest issues to affect Edmond’s trees
  • Learn crucial tree care tips
  • Get to know your local urban forest a little bit better!
We love to have your involvement… after all, urban forestry is just as much about people and community as it is about trees! Should you decide you would no longer like to receive the Edmond Urban Forestry newsletter, you may unsubscribe at any time using the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any Edmond Tree Mail message. If you have not yet signed up to receive Edmond Tree Mail, sign up now!

Follow our Calendar for Events and Activities


If you would like to receive email or text message notification specifically about Urban Forestry Department events, you can also subscribe to our calendar and receive updates about tree distributions, plantings and other activities. Subscribe to our calendar now.

Foster-A-Tree Spotlight


Each quarter, we will introduce you to a different Foster-A-Tree program participant. The Mathison family received their first foster tree in the very first season of the program, and we just recently planted their second foster tree. Read more about the Mathisons and their experience with the Foster-A-Tree program.

Urban Tree Canopy Report Unveiled


Urban Forestry staff recently assessed the amount of tree cover in Edmond by various land uses, putting together a report that was just released. Find out more about urban tree canopy in Edmond and how it is impacted by growth.

Nominate Outstanding Projects for an E-Tree Award


Do you know of a great local project that has demonstrated an exceptional effort with growing and improving trees, landscaping or natural areas? If you nominate them for an E-Tree Award, they could be recognized for their outstanding efforts. Find out more about the Edmond E-Tree Awards.

Tree Species Highlight


In each newsletter we will present information about a different tree species that grows well in the Edmond area. This December we encourage you to take a look at Ilex decidua, or deciduous holly, a tree that stands apart this season with its beautiful, bright red berries. Find out more about deciduous holly.

Participate in the Foster-A-Tree Program


Have you lost trees in your front yard over the past couple of years to disease or extreme weather conditions? Join the “family” of over 200 Edmond residents who are “fostering” trees in their front yards, free of charge! Read more about the benefits of the Foster-A-Tree program and how it works.