Edmond Tree Grants
***Applications for the 2023 program will open in late spring.
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 through group involvement in tree planting events 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 late spring/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.
- For eligible neighborhood groups, projects must be located within neighborhood-managed areas such as right-of-ways or platted common areas. For eligible public schools, projects must be located on school grounds or right-of-way adjacent to the school.
- Edmond Tree Grants offers two options for planting. Quantities of trees that may be requested vary between the two options.
Option 1: The applicant will engage their school/neighborhood community in a planting event, in collaboration with the Urban Forestry Department.
Option 2: The applicant will facilitate the planting of the trees themselves or through a contractor, adhering to the planting specifications detailed in the Edmond Tree Grants Manual.
- 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, organizing volunteers/tools/other details for the tree planting event (if applying for Option 1), overseeing the tree maintenance plan, and corresponding with Urban Forestry up until approval of the Final Inspection.
- Applicants may request trees in one of the following sizes: seedlings, 3 gallon containers, 15 gallon containers. Maximum quantities for sizes within each of the two planting options include:
|Tree Size||Option 1 Maximum Quantity||Option 2 Maximum Quantity|
|3 gallon container||30||20|
|15 gallon container||10||5|
- 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.