Edmond And Edmond Electric Received Special Recognitions For Tree City USA

20 Mar

In Edmond, certain trees are especially important and give recognition to organizations that help to bring trees into their modern cities and developments, the Tree City USA is giving awards to selected cities, Air Force bases and public utilities that honor and follow through with the goal of planting more trees for the community. Twenty three cities, two Air Force bases and five public utilities were awarded last week as a Tree City USA in Oklahoma for this year. The city of Edmond and Edmond Electric were among the recognized cities and public utilities.

The Edmond Tree Board and the Edmond Electric Tree Board received special recognition last week at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City for their tree care programs. The city of Edmond has been designated as a Tree City USA community while Edmond Electric was recognized as the Tree Line USA utility.

For more than thirteen years, Edmond has been participating in the Tree City USA program. The City had planted around 61 trees in its Foster-A-Tree Program as well as partnering with the Edmond Land Conservancy in pushing through its green infrastructure initiatives. Edmond also sponsored a new Arbor Week poster contest and hiring a utility forester for the Edmond Electric, earning the city a special Growth Award.

For Edmond Electric, it had been dubbed a Tree Line USA utility for more than twelve years. The public utility in Edmond had also helped in sponsoring the statewide Arbor Week Celebration as well as sponsoring a Tree Voucher Tree Planting Program.


Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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