Edmond's Foster-A-Tree deadline is Sunday

Edmond is teaming up with residents for a Foster-A-Tree program designed to replace trees that died or were removed as a result of the weather. Deadline to sign up is Sunday.
by Diana Baldwin Published: September 11, 2012

Sunday is the deadline for people who want to participate in Foster-A-Tree.

Edmond's urban forestry department is partnering with residents in a program to replace trees that died or were removed as a result of the weather.

Urban forestry officials will buy and plant a tree selected by the property owner from a list of tree species suited for their site. All trees will be planted in the public right of way.

Eligibility for the program depends on available space for a tree. The homeowner has to make a commitment to water the tree for two years.

“By participating and helping to maintain Edmond's tree canopy cover, you can also experience firsthand the services that trees provide,” said Leigh Martin, an assistant in the urban forestry department.

“Trees offer numerous benefits, such as reduced energy costs, erosion prevention, beautification, stormwater control and air filtration.”

Anyone interested in the program should sign up by Friday at www.edmondok.com/foster, by calling 359-4759, or by emailing leigh.martin@edmondok.com.

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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