Edmond Tree Grants

***Applications for the 2018-2019 season have closed. We will reopen the application process for next season's grants in Fall 2019.

Trees are a valuable resource within the areas where people live and recreate, providing such benefits as improved air quality, cooler temperatures, UV ray protection, energy conservation, health benefits, beautification, and higher property values. Through the Edmond Tree Grants program, neighborhood and K-12 public school groups may apply to receive trees for planting within the areas that they manage.
A partnership between the City and local residents or schools, Edmond Tree Grant projects will enhance tree canopy within areas that are often not served through other Urban Forestry Department programs. The format of this program fosters community through group involvement in tree planting events and provides education about proper tree care and planting practices.

Eligibility


  • Neighborhood groups and K-12 public schools (or associated parent teacher organizations) within Edmond city limits are eligible to apply. (To find out if your site is within city limits, view the Address Locator)
  • Previous grant recipients may apply for another grant if a past project has been successfully completed and approved by the Urban Forestry Department.
  • Applications will open at the end of August/early September and will be accepted until funding runs out, or January 31st, whichever comes first.

Requirements


  • For eligible neighborhood groups, projects must be located within neighborhood-managed areas such as right-of-ways or platted common areas. For eligible public schools, projects must be located on school grounds or right-of-way adjacent to the school.
  • Projects must include a planting event involving members of the neighborhood or school community, during which the trees will be planted by community members.
  • Applications must include two points of contact for the neighborhood/school group who will be responsible for coordinating with the Urban Forestry Department on project details, organizing volunteers/tools/other details for the tree planting event, overseeing the tree maintenance plan, and corresponding with Urban Forestry up until approval of the Final Inspection.
  • Applicants may request trees in one of the following sizes.  Maximum quantities are shown.
 Tree Size
 Maximum Quantity
 Seedling 100
 3 gallon container
25
 15 gallon container
8

  • Note: Number of trees available may be subject to change due to program funding and current tree pricing.

View the Edmond Tree Grants Overview for more information about application contents, the review process, and project facilitation.

Applications for the 2019-2020 season will open in Fall 2019.