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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Urban Forestry Seeks Landscape Improvement Award Nominations

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Nominations for Edmond’s Landscape Improvement Award are now open and will be accepted until August 31st.  Homeowner associations or neighborhood groups that have enhanced their neighborhood environment through the planting of trees and other landscaping are eligible to enter for a chance to receive additional trees and recognition signage for their outstanding efforts.

Neighborhood groups may apply with projects completed between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.  Landscape projects that enhance the neighborhood environment are eligible, with greatest emphasis on tree plantings.  Trees installed through the Foster-A-Tree or Edmond Tree Grants programs do not qualify.  Projects must be in neighborhood managed areas within the Edmond City Limits.

Neighborhood groups with an eligible project should fill out the Landscape Improvement Award form at http://edmondok.com/treeawards.   Basic information about the group, the project and photos of the finished project are required before the application deadline of August 31st.

The Edmond Urban Forestry Commission will review and select a winner from eligible applications at their September meeting. The commission will evaluate each project’s design, implementation, aftercare, and the resulting impact.

The winning group will receive additional trees for their neighborhood, and the Landscape Improvement Award sign will be placed near their winning project during the following growing season.

Previous recipients of the Landscape Improvement Award include Fairfax in 2018, Autumn Ridge in 2017 and Villages at Coffee Creek in 2016.

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