Celebrate Arbor Week


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 20th-25th this year.

Thank you to this year's Arbor Week sponsors: Frame Master Gallery, Citizens Bank of Edmond, Edmond Historical Society and Museum, Edmond Public Schools, and Edmond Visual Arts Commission.

City Council Recognition -

March 13th and 27th

March 13th

  • Arbor Week Proclamation
  • Presentation of Tree City and Tree Line USA recertifications by Mark Bays, Oklahoma's State Urban Forestry Coordinator

March 27th

  • Recognition of 1st-3rd place "Best Of Show" Awards from Arbor Day Art Show (selected by the Edmond Visual Arts Commission)

Arbor Day Art Show

- March 11 - April 30

The Arbor Day Art Show puts on display thefirst-third place and honorable mentionArbor Day Art Contest pieces from each participating Edmond school. Usingthe theme "Trees in Our Town",students create artwork surrounding their interpretations of the community’s trees. Artworkfor the 2017 Arbor Day Art Show will be ondisplay at theEdmond Historical Society & Museum. Visitors of the art show can enter a drawing to receive a tree throughout the duration of the exhibit.

Arbor Week Volunteer Events

Tree Mulching at Westborough Park

- Thursday, March 23rd at 4 PM
During the Arbor Week celebration in 2013, Urban Forestry worked with volunteers to plant trees in Westborough Park (at Ryan Way and Christopher Dr). This year, we will return to give these trees a little TLC by spreading mulch around them.

Arbor Day Tree Planting at Mitch Park

- Saturday, March 25th at 10 AM
At the seventh annual Arbor Day Tree Planting, volunteers will plant 29 trees in Mitch Park near the West Field monument, in a planting area that spans the front of the YMCA, between the east edge of the parking lot and Marilyn Williams Dr. Lunch will be provided for volunteers after the planting.
With all events, we encourage volunteers to wear close toed shoes, comfortable clothing, and sun protection. Some tools will be available, but if volunteers would like to bring their own, they are welcome to! Urban Forestry will provide bottled water and work gloves (though we encourage past volunteers to bring the work gloves they received through previous events!)

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. The month of March is a great time to plant trees, while the soil is thawing and tree buds are still dormant. Read about proper planting technique on our tree planting page.