The City of Edmond Urban Forestry Department has implemented a new program, making trees available for neighborhood groups and K-12 public schools or their associated parent teacher organizations. Through the Edmond Tree Grants program, groups within Edmond City Limits may apply to receive seedlings, 3-gallon or 15-gallon containerized trees for planting within the areas that they manage.
A partnership between the City and our residents and schools, Edmond Tree Grant projects will enhance tree canopy within areas that are often not served through other Urban Forestry Department programs.
“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,” says Leigh Martin, City of Edmond Urban Forestry Program Specialist.
The format of this program fosters community and provides education about proper tree care and planting practices. Edmond Tree Grant recipients will work closely with the Urban Forestry Department to execute their projects, involve their communities through a tree planting event, and implement their maintenance plans.
The deadline to apply for this round of Edmond Tree Grants is January 31, 2019. For full program information, visit Edmond Tree Grants.