Arbor Week is Coming!

Edmond’s Arbor Week Celebration will take place from March 26th to March 31st this year. Festivities will include a community-wide art show for fifth graders and two tree planting events. See below for more information about this year’s events.

March 26th City Council Meeting

At this meeting, Mayor Charles Lamb will kick off Arbor Week by presenting Edmond’s 2018 Arbor Week Proclamation. Next, the First, Second, and Third Place Best of Show winners from the Arbor Day Art Show will receive recognition. Mark Bays, Oklahoma's Urban Forestry Coordinator will also present City Council with Edmond's Tree City USA and Edmond Electric's Tree Line USA recertifications. The City Council meeting will take place at 20 S Littler and begins at 5:30 PM.

Volunteer Opportunities

Arbor Week in Edmond traditionally includes multiple events where individuals and community groups can come together to enhance and care for Edmond’s urban forest. See below for information about this year’s opportunities.

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Tree Planting at Swan Lake Detention Area

On Thursday March 29th at 4 PM, volunteers will plant 28 trees around the detention pond at Swan Lake Rd and N Kelly Ave. Parking is available along the street on Swan Lake Rd. Sign up to volunteer.

Tree Planting at Carl Reherman Park

At the eighth annual Arbor Day Tree Planting on Saturday March 31st at 10 AM, volunteers will plant 32 trees to enhance Carl Reherman Park, the new park located on the west side of Arcadia Lake off of E 33rd St and Air Depot. As with past years, Urban Forestry will provide lunch for volunteers after planting is completed. The Parks and Recreation Department will have lawn games and other recreational activities for participants at this year’s event. Sign up to volunteer.

Arbor Day Art Show

This year’s Arbor Day Art Show opened on March 17th and will run through April 28th at the Edmond Historical Society and Museum (401 S Boulevard). Fifth graders from 19 Edmond schools submitted entries into this year's Arbor Day Art Contest. From each school, the Urban Forestry Commission selected First, Second, and Third place and an Honorable Mention to participate in the Arbor Day Art Show. The Edmond Visual Arts Commission has also served as judges for the “Best of Show Awards”. They have selected overall First, Second, and Third Place “Best of Show” winners who will be recognized at the City Council meeting on March 26th and receive gift cards sponsored by Citizens Bank of Edmond. See below for names of all students participating in the Arbor Day Art Show and the awards they received.

Angie Debo

1st – Emma Pester
2nd – Jinuk Jung
3rd – Sydney Morris
Honorable Mention – Lacey McGinnis


1st – Alex Myers
2nd – Joshua Daman
3rd – Asa Eschenbacher
Honorable Mention – Abbey McKay

Charles Haskell

1st – My Nguyen (1st Place Best of Show)
2nd – Maylee Belle McManaman
3rd – Anna Whitehead
Honorable Mention – Breylee Cox


1st – Collin Cain (3rd Place Best of Show)
2nd – Kason Verstuyft
3rd – Claire Evans
Honorable Mention – Cyanea Hobbs


1st – Isabella Null
2nd – Ella Pollot
3rd – Ella Haiges
Honorable Mention – Mandy Tang

Cross Timbers

1st – Lauren Allen
2nd – Jordan McDiffett
3rd – Hanna Rust
Honorable Mention – London Cassiday


1st – Jeffery Yu
2nd – Lillian Ekart
3rd – Noah Robertson
Honorable Mention – Hannah Snyder


1st – Caleb Seba
2nd – Samuel Mendoza
3rd – Ellie Holland
Honorable Mention – Sophia Graven

Ida Freeman

1st – Moira Hearn
2nd – Josie Little
3rd – Evan Sneed
Honorable Mention – Abril Ramirez

John Ross

1st – Tony Wu
2nd – Addy Brown
3rd – Ethan Watters
Honorable Mention – Paisly Larison

Northern Hills

1st – Emma Johnson
2nd – Francisco Avelar Pacheco
3rd – Carmen Prestridge
Honorable Mention – Attalyn Callander

Orvis Risner

1st – Abigail Burk
2nd – Jacob Grissom
3rd – Farrah Enright
Honorable Mention – Helen Briz

Russell Dougherty

1st – Keely Lake
2nd – Jolseff Corley
3rd – Andie Smith
Honorable Mention – Mady Duesman

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School

1st – Kylee Hart
2nd – Destiny Faulkner
3rd – Kylie Phu
Honorable Mention – Jude Gideon

St. Mary's Episcopal School

1st – Cole Meyer
2nd – Jia Baluja
3rd – Harrison Mills
Honorable Mention – Sam Roldan


1st – Joey Visor Bond
2nd – Braidy Farnham
3rd – Jozlynn Paredes
Honorable Mention – Abigail Flores

Washington Irving

1st – Vaeya Freeman
2nd – Philip Wolff
3rd – Makenna Harlow
Honorable Mention – Isabella Falini

West Field

1st – Tashfia Altaf (2nd Place Best of Show)
2nd – Peyton Best
3rd – Willie Campos
Honorable Mention – Haden Hamby

Will Rogers

1st – Maddyson White
2nd – Ty Marshal Shoffner
3rd – Ethan Yang
Honorable Mention – Katelin Johnson

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