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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Arbor Week Celebrations Begin March 25

Arbor Day Celebration

Edmond’s Arbor Week Celebration takes place the last full week in March with two events planned for promoting the planting of trees in Edmond.  Beginning at 4 pm on Thursday, March 28th, volunteers will plant 17 trees at Mathis Skate Park, located in Mitch Park.  

Volunteers will also plant 31 trees around the Barnett Field Splash Pad at W Main St and N Kelly Ave, beginning at 10 am on Saturday, March 30th. If available, participants are encouraged to bring their own tools to volunteer events.

The Edmond Arbor Day Art Contest for fifth graders has taken place again this year, utilizing the theme of “Trees in Our Town”.  First through third place and an honorable mention from each of 20 participating public and private schools will be showcased in the “Arbor Day Art Show” at the Edmond Historical Museum (431 S. Boulevard) from March 16 through April 27.  The Edmond Visual Arts Commission has selected the overall first, second and third place “Best of Show” from the 20 school winners, to be recognized at the City Council meeting on March 25th. 

This year’s Arbor Week sponsors include the City of Edmond, Edmond Historical Society and Museum, Edmond Public Schools, Edmond Electric, and Citizens Bank of Edmond.

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 roots are growing but tree buds are still dormant. For more information about planting trees or Arbor Week activities, please visit https://edmondok.com/arborweek, https://facebook.com/edmondurbanforestry or contact Leigh Martin at [email protected].

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