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• Neighborhood groups and K-12 public schools (or associated parent teacher organizations) within Edmond city limits are eligible. (Find out if your site is within city limits)
• Previous grant recipients may apply for another grant if a past project has been successfully completed and approved by the Urban Forestry Department.
• Projects must incorporate a tree planting event involving members of the organization's community (i.e. residents of the neighborhood or students at the school).
When an application is submitted by a school's parent teacher organization, written approval from the school administrator must be provided. A signed memo may be attached in this section, or the administrator may send an email stating their approval of the tree grant request to email@example.com
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 and tools for the tree planting event, overseeing the tree maintenance plan, and corresponding with Urban Forestry up until approval of the Final Inspection.
Please provided detailed information about your project, including project description and objectives, location of the project, information about the trees you are requesting, and a detailed tree maintenance plan. Urban Forestry is a resource! Please give us a call if you would like to discuss your ideas or have questions: 405-359-4759.
A sample "Project Information" section from a past application has been linked above to show the scope of information that is needed.
Project intent, benefits to the neighborhood/school and greater community, detailed statement of objectives, explanation of how you intend to involve the organization's community in planting the trees (including who will participate and details about the event).
Please include street address and description of area where trees will be planted. 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.
Maximum number that may be requested for available sizes:
Seedlings - 100
3 gal containers - 25
15 gal containers - 8
Detailed plan for providing aftercare for the trees until establishment. Describe who tasks will be assigned to, the schedule of care, and methods. Please be specific, and include information about:
-- How trees will be watered and who will be responsible for making sure that tree are watered. Newly planted trees require supplemental water weekly during the growing season and every other week during the dormant season. Hand watering and drip irrigation are acceptable methods for applying water. (Sprinkler heads will not sufficiently meet water needs)
-- Considerations for avoiding tree damage in lawn management. Coordination with those responsible for lawn maintenance is crucial in avoiding damage by mowers/weed trimmers.
-- Plan for other maintenance such as replenishment of mulch, weed control, stake removal, etc. (methods and schedule)
Please submit photos of the proposed project area and a sketch of the area showing where the trees will be planted.
• Once received, applications will be placed on the next Urban Forestry Commission agenda for review and consideration. The Urban Forestry Commission meets at 4:30 PM on the second Wednesday of the month at the Downtown Community Center (28 E Main St, room 103).
• If approved, Urban Forestry Department will facilitate next steps with the Points of Contact. Additional information may be needed from the Points of Contact prior to approval of an application.
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