Thanks to the Houston-based Apache Foundation and the Tree Bank Foundation, over 5,500 free trees have been planted in Oklahoma City neighborhoods. An additional 1,000 free trees will be made available to Oklahoma City residents during the sixth “Great OKC Tree Give-Away” in November 2012.
Registration for the Fall 2012 Give-Away is now closed.
NEXT TREE GIVE-AWAY
The City promotes Tree Give-Aways when we know private grant funding will be made available to us. This typically happens twice a year. Please bookmark this page, or follow the City on twitter (@cityofokc, @okcparks) to learn about future Tree Give-Aways when they are announced.
|Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get a tree?
Citizens who want a free tree must register for one online using the link above or by calling (405) 604-0041.
Who qualifies for the program?
Any citizen living within the corporate limits of Oklahoma City is eligible for a tree. Trees are only available for private, residential properties, and not for businesses or public lands. There is a limit of one tree per household, and all registrant addresses will be verified and confirmed.
How do I know if I live within the Oklahoma City corporate limits?
Generally, if you are served by the Oklahoma City Police and Fire departments, and not the police or fire departments of another municipality, you live within the Oklahoma City corporate limits. A City water or utilities bill is not necessarily proof of residency.
All registrant addresses will be verified for eligibility and confirmation postcards will be sent after registration closes.
You can see if your residence is within the corporate limits of Oklahoma City by clicking on our WARD MAP.
What kinds of trees are available?
In general, trees offered are suitable for growing in Oklahoma’s climate and for planting in a residential setting. Four tree species will be available this fall. Individual trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be able to select your tree type when you register. Species include:
Species information may be found here: http://www.okc.gov/releaf/trees
How big are the trees?
At distribution, the trees are set in 3- to 5- gallon containers and range from 1/2” to ¾” caliper (diameter of trunk). Most trees should be able to fit inside a medium to large-sized car, small truck or SUV.
How do I know if I will get a tree?
Registrants will receive a postcard in the mail within two weeks of the close of registration to confirm if they are:
When do I pick up my tree?
Pick-up date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
If you are not able to pick up your tree during the designated distribution period, you must make arrangements to have someone do it for you. Trees cannot be held past the Give-Away distribution time.
Where do I pick up my tree?
OSU-OKC Campus - Physical Plant Building
What do I do when I pick up my tree?
To pick up your tree, please bring your confirmation postcard. If you do not have your confirmation card, you will be required to show a photo ID or other proof of residency.
If you are sending another person to pick up your tree for you, they will still need to bring the confirmation postcard or provide your confirmation number.
If you are physically unable to carry the tree to your car, volunteers will be available to assist.
Can the tree be delivered to my home?
Unfortunately, no. The funds for this program are for the purchase of trees only. Citizens who qualify for a tree will need to pick it up during the designated distribution period.
Can I get more than one tree?
No. In order to reach as many citizens as possible, only one tree per household is allowed.
How do I plant my tree?
Access a copy of the City's Putting Down Roots tree care guide, which includes tree planting and care instructions.
In addition, Master Gardeners and local landscaping experts will be available answer citizen questions.
Remember, before planting any tree, citizens are
asked to call Oklahoma One-Call System to mark the location of any
buried utility lines: 1-800-522-OKIE.