Celebrate Arbor Week

***CANCELLATION NOTICE: In light of information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), events related to the City of Edmond’s Arbor Week celebration have been cancelled.



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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 23rd-28th in 2020.


Celebrate Arbor Week

City Council Recognition


2020 Arbor Week presentations will take place at the City Council meeting on March 23rd.  Presentations will include the Arbor Week Proclamation, recognition of City of Edmond as a Tree City USA, recognition of Edmond Electric as a Tree Line USA, and recognition of the 1st-3rd Place Best in Show winners of the Arbor Day Art Contest.

Arbor Day Art Show


***UPDATE: Contact the Edmond Historical Society and Museum for up to date information about facility closures.***
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 2020 Arbor Day Art Show will be on display at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum, from March 14-April 25. Visitors of the art show can enter a drawing to receive a tree throughout the duration of the exhibit.

Arbor Week Volunteer Events


2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting! Urban Forestry is excited to partner with Edmond Public Schools to host this event at Boulevard Academy this year.  In addition, a recreational opportunity will be offered in partnership with the Edmond Parks and Recreation Department.  See below for information about this year's events.

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  Sunset Hike at Arcadia Lake - Thursday, March 26th at 5:30 PM 


New to the Arbor Week celebration this year, Urban Forestry and the Parks and Recreation Department are partnering to host an interpretive hike at the Arcadia Lake Teaching Trail in Edmond Park (7100 E 2nd St). Participants will have the opportunity to learn about local trees and enjoy the Cross Timbers forest at Arcadia Lake, and the event will conclude with a campfire and s’mores. The teaching trail is shown in purple on the Arcadia Lake Multi-Use Trail Map.

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Arbor Day Tree Planting at Boulevard Academy - Saturday, March 28th at 10 AM 


Celebrate Arbor Week with the City of Edmond at the 10th Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting! This year's event will take place at Boulevard Academy, where volunteers will plant 24 trees around the school grounds. The planting will conclude with lunch provided for volunteers.

With all events, Urban Forestry encourages volunteers to wear close toed shoes, comfortable clothing, and sun protection. A limited number of tools are provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own. Bring your own reusable water bottle (Urban Forestry will provide water jugs for refills). Pick up a pair of free Urban Forestry work gloves, or bring the ones you received at a past event!

By participating, volunteers may earn points toward the Volunteer Group of the Year Award, which will be announced at the conclusion of the planting. Volunteers will also be entered into a random drawing for a door prize.

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. View Planting a Tree to learn more about proper planting technique.