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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Arbor Week Celebrations Begin March 20

Arbor WeekEdmond’s Arbor Week Celebration takes place the last full week in March with two events planned for promoting the planting and care of trees in Edmond.  Beginning at 4 pm on Thursday, March 23rd, volunteers will spread mulch around trees in Westborough Park. 

Volunteers will also plant trees near the West Edmond Field sculpture in Mitch Park beginning at 10 am on Saturday, March 25th.  33 trees will be planted in the lawn area between the YMCA parking lot and Marilyn Williams Drive.  Residents are invited to participate, and lunch will be provided after planting is complete. If available, participants are encouraged to bring their own tools to volunteer events. 

The Edmond Arbor Day Art Contest for fifth graders has taken place again this year, utilizing the theme of “Trees in Our Town”.  First through third place and an honorable mention from each of 20 participating public and private schools are being showcased in the “Arbor Day Art Show” at the Edmond Historical Museum (431 S. Boulevard) from March 11 through April 30.  The Edmond Visual Arts Commission will select the overall first, second and third place “Best in Show” from the 20 school winners to be recognized at the City Council meeting on March 27th

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 roots are growing but tree buds are still dormant. For more information about planting trees or Arbor Week activities, please visit http://edmondok.com/arborweek, http://facebook.com/urbanforestry, or contact Leigh Martin at leigh.martin@edmondok.com.

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