Edmond Tree Grants
***Applications for the 2023 program have now closed.
Trees are a valuable resource within the areas where people live and recreate, providing such benefits as improved air quality, cooler temperatures, UV ray protection, energy conservation, health benefits, beautification, and higher property values. Through the Edmond Tree Grants program, neighborhood and K-12 public school groups may apply to receive trees for planting within the areas that they manage.
A partnership between the City and local residents or schools, Edmond Tree Grant projects will enhance tree canopy within areas that are often not served through other Urban Forestry Department programs. The format of this program fosters community and provides education about proper tree care and planting practices.
- Neighborhood groups and K-12 public schools (or associated parent teacher organizations) within Edmond city limits are eligible to apply. (To find out if your site is within city limits, view the Address Locator). For neighborhoods that are familiar with the Foster-A-Tree program, please be aware that this program is structured very differently.
- Previous grant recipients may apply for another grant if a past project has been successfully completed and approved by the Urban Forestry Department.
- Applications will be accepted in summer and reviewed monthly on a first come, first serve basis. If available program budget is used up prior to the set closing date, applications will close until the following program year. Projects will take place during the fall/winter months.
- Neighborhoods: Eligible neighborhood groups may apply for trees to use in a Common Area Planting or a Street Tree Planting.
- Common Area Planting: Trees will be planted in neighborhood-managed areas such as right-of-ways or platted common areas. See below for quantities and sizes.
- Street Tree Planting: Neighborhood groups may request up to 25 trees in 3-gallon containers for distribution to residents as street trees. Street trees must be planted in the front yard of a residence, visible from and within 20 feet of the street
- K-12 Public Schools: For eligible public schools, projects must be located on school grounds or right-of-way adjacent to the school. See below for quantities and sizes.
- Applications must include two Points of Contact for the neighborhood/school group who will be responsible for coordinating with the Urban Forestry Department on project details, overseeing project implementation and maintenance, and corresponding with Urban Forestry up until approval of the Final Inspection.
- The Points of Contact will facilitate the planting of the trees themselves or through a contractor, adhering to the planting specifications detailed in the Edmond Tree Grants Manual. Engagement of the neighborhood or school community on planting and maintenance of the trees is highly encouraged.
- Applicants may request trees in one of the following sizes: seedlings, 3-gallon containers, and 15-gallon containers. Maximum quantities include:
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- Note: Number of trees available may be subject to change due to program funding and current tree pricing.
View the Edmond Tree Grants Overview for more information about application contents, the review process, project facilitation, and distribution of duties. The Edmond Tree Grants Manual contains information about tree planting procedures and tree establishment care. Urban Forestry is a resource as well! Please give us a call if you would like to discuss your ideas or have any questions: 405-359-4759.