Arbor Week ends with tree planting in Edmond

The final planting for Edmond's Arbor Week celebration is Saturday at the Service Blake Soccer Complex.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: March 29, 2013 at 5:37 pm •  Published: March 30, 2013

Visitors can enter a raffle to win a tree and can decorate a leaf to add to a tree exhibit.

Winners and their elementary school are:

Alex McDaniel — West Field

Emily Potter — Washington Irving

Sophie Ayubi — Clegren

Zadie LaVelley — John Ross

Lily MacNaughton — Cross Timbers

Isabella Gilliland — Northern Hills

Kate Martin — Ida Freeman

Anna Parry — Centennial

HanByul Kang — Will Rogers

Avery Phillips — Angie Debo

Katy Burkhart — Charles Haskell

Urban Forestry officials encourage all Edmond residents to celebrate Oklahoma Arbor Week by planting trees at their homes for energy savings, beautification, erosion prevention, wildlife habitat and numerous other reasons, Martin said.

March is a good time to plant trees, while the soil is thawing and tree buds are dormant, Martin said.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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