More Trees Planted by the Edmond Urban Forestry Department

26 Aug

More Trees Planted by the Edmond Urban Forestry Department

More trees in the community means that there is a chance of reducing pollution in the air. Trees absorb the carbon dioxide emitted in the air and replace these with oxygen. If there are more trees, there will be cleaner air to breathe.

To promote the planting of more trees in the city and encourage the participation of willing residents, the Edmond Urban Forestry Department is offering a Foster-A-Tree program, which enables anyone to foster a tree placed near their property. The program will offer different trees to anyone who desires to have a tree adjacent to their property and is willing to maintain it.

There will be more than 80 trees available this fall. Participants can sign up for the program so their selected tree species will be planted in the street right-of-way adjacent to their home or building. Once part of the program, participants will be watering and caring for the tree over the span of two years.

According to the department, the new trees will be used to replace trees that have been lost in disasters. The program will be enhancing the natural beauty of the city as well as providing tree canopies for shade in selected areas. Participation of the residents will help reduce city’s expenses.

Those who wish to sign up for the program can register online. Registration ends on Sept. 19 or once all trees have already been reserved. Once signed-up, participants will receive a Foster-A-Tree Maintenance Guide, a watering and irrigation bag.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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