Get Involved With Arbor Week

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Arbor Week is a holiday that allows us to take some time to fully and intentionally appreciate the value of trees in our community and the many ways that they make Edmond a better place to live. One of the ways that we do this is by coming together to plant new trees in areas that need more benefits of trees, whether it’s shade, buffering, visual interest, or just a little natural, green space. The City of Edmond invites you to join us in celebrating Arbor Week at this year’s two Arbor Week Tree Plantings. Please see below for more information, and be sure to check out the events on our Facebook page to let us know you’re attending!

Mitch Park Tree Planting

– Thursday, March 27th at 4 PM
Volunteers will plant about 30 trees lining the new road that enters Mitch Park from Santa Fe Ave. Parking is available in the lot by the ball fields, and volunteers are to meet at the pavilion just north of the new YMCA. Wear comfortable clothing, close toed shoes and bring a pair of work gloves. Tools will be provided, although volunteers are welcome to bring their own. Join us in enhancing one of Edmond's most popular parks, providing shade and a beautiful and calming entrance to Mitch Park. (RSVP on Facebook)

Kickingbird Golf Course Tree Planting

– Saturday, March 29th at 10 AM
The biggest event of the weeklong celebration of trees, this Saturday tree planting will include the planting of approximately 50 trees along Danforth on the north side of Kickingbird Golf Course to provide shade over the street and sidewalk and a buffer between the golf course and the road. Look for a tent on the lawn north of the club house parking lot, where volunteers will gather prior to a brief planting demonstration to kick off the morning. Again, be sure to wear comfortable clothing, close toed shoes, and bring some work gloves. We look forward to celebrating Arbor Week with Edmond residents and enhancing one of our major roads and much used outdoor spaces with new tree canopy. Urban Forestry and Kickingbird Golf will provide lunch for volunteers after the tree planting is complete. (RSVP on Facebook)

Check out our Facebook page for event updates and behind the scenes happenings. Like “Edmond Urban Forestry, Government” to keep up with the newest information.

Read more from the Spring 2014 issue of Edmond Tree Mail