Tree Mail: September 2013

Volume 1, Issue 4


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Upcoming Events


With the fall season quickly approaching, exciting times are on the horizon for Urban Forestry – tree planting season is upon us, and fall will bring opportunities for Edmond residents to get new trees for their yards and participate in other ways to promote the wellness of our urban forest. Check out these Urban Forestry events that you won’t want to miss…

Volunteer Opportunities


Fall is a great time to get outside and enjoy the pleasant weather and beautiful fall color changes. Urban Forestry will continue to host volunteer opportunities this season that are great for groups looking for service projects or individuals who are interested in learning more about their local environment, plus they are just fun! Find out how you can volunteer with the Urban Forestry Department...

Urban Forestry is on Facebook!


We are excited to inform you about our projects, events and important tree issues through this quarterly newsletter, but now there is a way that you can keep up with Urban Forestry right as the action is happening! “Like” Urban Forestry’s new Facebook page to keep up with the latest about Edmond’s trees.

Foster-A-Tree Spotlight


Richard Wrede manages the beautiful tree lawn in front of the Kingston neighborhood along Bryant. Read more about this diverse landscape and the trees he cares for…

Trees With a Story: Forest Tree Becomes Focal Point


“There is something good to be said for saving a living organism that is most likely older than I am, or ever will be.” This perspective originates from Warren Filley and his wife Karen, Edmond residents with a sincere appreciation for trees. So sincere, in fact, that they built their Edmond home around a large, native blackjack oak in 1987. Check out the whole story…

Tree Species Highlight – Carya illinoinensis


Pecan is an Oklahoma native tree with great value for food, shade, and wildlife. Find out more about this culturally significant species…


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