Norman residents can sign up for free trees
About 550 trees will be given away Oct. 19 to residents who register with the city of Norman ahead of time. Registration begins Tuesday.
NORMAN — Residents can sign up for free trees to be distributed Oct. 19 at Reaves Park.
About 550 trees will be available, thanks to a grant from the Houston-based Apache Foundation and the Tree Bank Foundation of Oklahoma, city officials said.
Registration begins Tuesday and will continue as long as the supply lasts. Residents can register by going to www.normanok.gov and clicking on Parks and Recreation or by calling 366-5473.
The program is open to private residences only and not commercial properties. Only one tree per household will be allowed.
Varieties available include maple, redbud, Chinese pistachio, oak and elm. The trees come in 3-gallon containers and are about 1-inch caliper, depending on species.
Each tree will come with a planting and care guide. The trees will be given away between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 19. Confirmation of registration must be presented at that time.
City officials said the free trees will help residents recover from the loss of trees due to winter ice storms and a spring tornado.
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