Oklahoma City to give out 1,000 trees

Oklahoma City will give away 1,000 trees this year once again as part of an effort to replace trees damaged in an ice storm five years ago.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL mkimball@opubco.com Modified: October 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm •  Published: October 4, 2012

Some trees on private property and in parks are still recovering from the 2007 storm, which left a blanket of limbs and broken trees on the ground in its aftermath.

“We were going around for weeks, if not a month or two, looking for storm debris,” McClintock said.

To apply

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.