Tree Mail: Summer 2014

Volume 2, Issue 3


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Schedule a Tree Event For Your Group


Do you have a group in need of an activity this summer? Urban Forestry has opportunities that allow participants to enjoy the outdoors, learn about trees and get involved in the community! Learn more…

Trees with a Story


On a drive down Chowning Avenue by the University of Central Oklahoma campus early last spring, one might have observed the many young trees planted a couple of years earlier for Arbor Week 2011. However, later in the season several large evergreen trees suddenly appeared, filling out the landscape and providing some color, buffering and seasonal interest to this vast, open median. Find out more about where these trees came from...

Foster-A-Tree Spotlight


The Patterson family signed up for Foster-A-Tree during its inaugural season, to replace a tree that had died in their front yard. Read about their experience with the program…

Foster-A-Tree Logo


Have you seen the street trees planted around town with green watering bags on them? Many of these trees were planted through the Foster-A-Tree program, and now you’ll know for sure when you see one. Learn more…

New Landscapes Around Town


As you’ve been out and about this spring, you’ve probably noticed the appearance of several new landscapes along the roadways and City properties. Urban Forestry was hard at work this planting season adding trees to areas in need of shade and other tree benefits. Find out more about each of this year’s new landscapes...

Tree Species Highlight


This season’s tree species highlight is a native species which boasts many interesting features. Learn more about common persimmon…