Edmond Tree Grants

***Applications are now open. Due to COVID-19, the community planting event requirement of the Edmond Tree Grants program has been waived for the 2020-2021 program year. 

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.
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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). For neighborhoods that are familiar with the Foster-A-Tree program, please be aware that this program is structured very differently.
  • 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 be accepted until January 31st, 2021 and reviewed monthly on a first come, first serve basis. If available program budget is used up prior to the set closing date, applications will close until the following program year.

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.
  • Due to COVID-19, the community planting event requirement has been waived for the 2020-2021 program year. Applicants have the option to hire a landscape contractor to plant the trees or their neighborhood/school community may plant the trees themselves. If approved, grant contacts/contractors must participate in a pre-planting meeting with Urban Forestry, and trees must be planted according to the specifications in the Edmond Tree Grants Manual. Please see the program overview and the Edmond Tree Grants Manual for more information.
  • 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. The Edmond Tree Grants Manual contains information about tree planting procedures and tree establishment care. Urban Forestry is a resource as well!  Please give us a call if you would like to discuss your ideas or have any questions: 405-359-4759.

Submit an application for Edmond Tree Grants