With the fall season quickly approaching, exciting times are on the horizon for Urban Forestry – tree planting season is upon us, and it will soon be cool enough outside to enjoy some outdoor volunteer opportunities. This also means opportunities for Edmond residents to get new trees for their yards and participate in other ways to promote the wellness of our urban forest. Here are a few events that you won’t want to miss this fall.
Urban Forestry at the Edmond Electric Open House
– Thursday, October 10th from 4-7 PM
We will continue to give out seedlings as we have in years past, our first official tree giveaway of the season! In addition, the Open House is a great opportunity to bring your tree related questions and seek advice from a forester and arborist. We will host a children’s craft again this year and will have tons of information for participants to take home about tree planting and care. Visit us on October 11th at Cross Timbers Complex! (I35 and Covell)
Nominations for E-Tree Awards Open
– Submit a nomination now!
Do you know of a business, group, or individual that has gone above and beyond to enhance, preserve or support our urban forest? Nominate them for an E-Tree Award, so that they may be recognized for their efforts! The E-Tree Awards is a prestigious recognition program focused on encouraging practices that continue to build the urban forest and maintain the tree benefits realized by the Edmond public. Awards are presented during Arbor Week in March.
– October 18th, 12 PM at Festival Marketplace (26 W 1st St) - Visit the event web page
Urban Forestry will once again receive trees through the Tree Bank and Apache Foundation! Festival Marketplace will continue to serve as the venue for this year’s tree distribution, where limited quantities of trees will be available on a first come, first serve basis. No utility bill is required - just come on down and pick up your tree!
Sometimes Urban Forestry events are scheduled and occur in between mailings and we are unable to include information about those events in Tree Mail. The best way to stay up to date about our tree distributions, volunteer opportunities, and outreach events is by subscribing to receive updates from our online calendar. View the Notification Center to subscribe to our calendar now.