***Nominations are now open, with a deadline of August 3, 2023 for submissions.
The Landscape Improvement Award recognizes local home owner associations/neighborhood groups that have enhanced their neighborhood environment through the planting of trees and other landscaping. The Edmond Urban Forestry Commission will award recognition signage and additional trees to one group each year for their outstanding efforts.
Who is eligible to win this award?
Neighborhood groups that are located within Edmond City Limits may apply with a project that was completed between August 1st, 2022 and July 31st, 2023. Individual residents are not eligible for this award.
What kinds of projects are eligible?
Landscape projects that enhance the neighborhood environment are eligible, with greatest emphasis on tree plantings. Trees installed through the Foster-A-Tree and Edmond Tree Grants programs do not qualify. Projects must be located within Edmond City Limits, in neighborhood-managed areas.
How does a neighborhood group apply?
Neighborhood groups with an eligible project should fill out the Landscape Improvement Award online form. Basic information about the group and project, as well as photos of the finished project are required.
How does the selection process work?
The Edmond Urban Forestry Commission will review applications received by September 1st at their September meeting to select the winner. They will evaluate projects on design, implementation, aftercare, and the resulting impact made by the improvements.
What is the winning group's prize?
The winning group will receive additional trees for their neighborhood and the Landscape Improvement Award sign will be placed near their winning project during the following growing season.