“We were going around for weeks, if not a month or two, looking for storm debris,” McClintock said.
Registration for applicants begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Log on to www.okc.gov/releaf or call 604-0041 to apply.
Only residents of Oklahoma City are eligible. The trees are generally handed out on a first-come, first-served basis, but the city will accept more than 1,000 applicants to account for some people who don't pick up their trees, McClintock said.