Arbor Week is the celebration of trees and the benefits that they provide to our community, from shading our homes and streets to purifying the air and water and improving our quality of life! Edmond celebrates with events throughout the last full week of March, which falls during the week of March 20th-25th this year.
Thank you to the 2017 Arbor Week sponsors: Frame Master Gallery, Citizens Bank of Edmond, Edmond Historical Society and Museum, Edmond Public Schools, and Edmond Visual Arts Commission.
City Council Recognition
To be announced...
Arbor Day Art Show
The Arbor Day Art Show puts on display the first-third place and honorable mention Arbor Day Art Contest pieces from each participating Edmond school. Using the theme "Trees in Our Town", students create artwork surrounding their interpretations of the community’s trees. Artwork for the 2018 Arbor Day Art Show will be on display at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum. Visitors of the art show can enter a drawing to receive a tree throughout the duration of the exhibit. Dates to be announced...
Arbor Week Volunteer Events
Urban Forestry hosts volunteer opportunities during Arbor Week, including a large tree planting event that concludes the celebration on the Saturday of Arbor Week. Details for the 2018 volunteer events are still to be determined.
With all events, we encourage volunteers to wear close toed shoes, comfortable clothing, and sun protection. Some tools will be available, but if volunteers would like to bring their own, they are welcome to! Urban Forestry will provide bottled water and work gloves (though we encourage past volunteers to bring the work gloves they received through previous events!)
Celebrate Arbor Week at Home Too!
Arbor Week is not just for City sponsored activities. The Urban Forestry Department encourages all Edmond residents to celebrate Oklahoma Arbor Week by planting trees at their homes for energy savings, beautification, erosion prevention, wildlife habitat, and numerous other reasons. The month of March is a great time to plant trees, while the soil is thawing and tree buds are still dormant. View Planting a Tree to learn more about proper planting technique.