Tree planting season is upon us, and Edmond residents may embrace a few
different opportunities to get trees through the City this fall. See
below for details.
Fall Tree Distribution
On Wednesday, October 5th, City of Edmond will host a tree distribution
for Edmond residents in the big parking lot at the entrance to Hafer
Park (at E 9th St and Bryant Ave). 85 trees, provided by The Tree Bank Foundation,
are available beginning at noon, first come, first serve. Bring your
Edmond utility bill in order to pick up a tree! If you’re interested in
helping out with this event, we have some volunteer spots open at the signup page.
Edmond Open House
One day after the Fall Tree Distribution, Urban Forestry will give out
seedlings at the Edmond Open House event. The Open House is scheduled
for Thursday, October 6th from 4-7 PM at Cross Timbers Municipal Complex
(I 35 and Covell). In addition to the traditional seedling
distribution, we will also host a kids’ craft and provide information
about proper tree care and planting. For the kids’ craft this year, we
are making seed balls to encourage habitat for pollinators. Volunteers
are always welcomed at the Open House as well, so sign up here if you’d like to help with this fun event!
Energy Saving Trees
Edmond Electric is hosting the popular Energy Saving Trees program again this fall! This program uses an online tool to help participants identify the location in their yard where a tree will provide the most benefits (and save them the most money), without conflicting with nearby utilities. Registration for Energy Saving Trees opens on Monday, September 26th. UPDATE: Registration for Energy Saving Trees has closed.
Foster-A-Tree is an ongoing program through which Edmond residents can sign up to have a 15 gal. tree planted in the right-of-way of their yard, in exchange for providing basic care, such as hand watering, for two years. Registration is open year round, but this year’s program will kick off very soon. Learn more about this program and register through the online form to have a tree planted this season.