Time is winding down to apply for trees through the Edmond Tree Grants program! This tree planting program makes trees available for neighborhood groups and K-12 public schools or their associated parent teacher organizations. Administered by the City of Edmond Urban Forestry Department, 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. The last date to submit an application for this year is February 6, 2020.
A partnership between the City and local residents and schools, Edmond Tree Grant projects enhance tree canopy within areas where they are often needed the most. Projects provide shade for playgrounds and trails, buffers along streets, and enhancement of neighborhood common areas such as parks and detention areas. The format of this program fosters community and provides education about proper tree care and planting practices, by engaging the community group that is applying. 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. Urban Forestry staff is available throughout this process for technical guidance and support.