|Great OKC Tree Give-Away|
Since 2008, the City of Oklahoma City has coordinated the registration and distribution of over 6,500 free trees to citizens. Staff members with the Planning and Parks & Recreation Departments have facilitated this effort, which was awarded with the 2009 Public Education Award given by OKC Beautiful. Funding for the Great OKC Tree Give-Away is made possible by a grant from the Houston-based Apache Foundation through the coordination of the Tree Bank Foundation.
NEXT TREE GIVE-AWAY
|Putting Down Roots|
The Oklahoma City Planning Department has prepared the second edition of "Putting Down Roots (PDF, 150 MB)," a 130-page guide for the selection, care and maintenance of trees in central Oklahoma. This free resource guide features full-color photos and information about more than 60 trees that are suitable for planting in the central Oklahoma region. The book also details information on about irrigation, soil characteristics, site selection, spacing, bloom schedules, pruning and pest control.
Publication of the guide was made possible by a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the USDA Forest Service, with matching funds from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and the City of Oklahoma City.