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! See below for the activities available this season and contact us if you would like to schedule an event for your group of at least five people.
Summer heat tends to zap moisture out of the soil and create stressful conditions for trees, especially newly planted ones. A thick layer of mulch helps the soil to retain more moisture, while adding minerals back to the soil, regulating soil temperature, and encouraging the growth of absorptive tree roots. Urban Forestry sometimes hosts events to spread mulch around trees in local parks and other public spaces. These events can include smaller trees or large, mature trees.
Urban Forestry staff is a resource for education about tree planting, tree care, and other general tree-related information. We are open to scheduling workshops for groups to make this resource accessible to Edmond residents.
What better way is there to learn about the local urban forest resource than to get out there and observe it? Urban Forestry has opportunities to set up tours for groups, such how to identify the native tree species in Hafer Park or tours of the Margaret Annis Boys Centennial Arboretum. This is a great activity for a group to learn more about the trees that surround them as they are recreating in Edmond’s parks.
Let us know if you would like to take advantage of one of these activities with your group. You can email us or call Leigh at 359-4759. Events that are scheduled for public locations will be posted on Urban Forestry’s calendar as well as on Facebook. Like “Edmond Urban Forestry, Government” to keep up with new information, event updates, relevant issues, and behind the scenes happenings of the Urban Forestry Department.