It's difficult to image a city or town without trees. They're as much a part of our urban lives as water and sewer services, streets, schools, and traffic signals. And, unfortunately our urban trees are mostly taken for granted in much the same way.
Trees in an urban setting are not considered a high budget priority by local governments. Many cities and communities have not planned adequately for the basic care and future welfare of their urban forests. But when the benefits of trees are fully understood, trees can be made a higher priority resulting in the beginnings of a healthier urban forest.
In cities and towns, trees provide:
Professional Education Workshops
Reduced Rates to Annual Conferences
Tips on Tree Planting and Tree Care
Community Forest Development Ideas
The Oklahoma Community & Urban Forestry Council is a nonprofit Oklahoma corporation with a stated mission to improve Oklahoma's urban forests by providing leadership and guidance through education, planning, and advocacy.
Founded in 1990, the organization is governed by a voluntary board of directors from across Oklahoma, who are elected to serve three-year terms.
Funding for Council activities and projects comes through membership dues, contributions, and small grants.
STUDENT...$5 (from grade school through University)
CITIZEN...$15 (Individuals with an interest in Council mission and goals)
BUSINESS...$25 (Nurseries, landscape companies, suppliers)
GOVERNMENT/NONPROFIT...$50 (Cities, Tree Boards, Chambers, with populations less than 10,000)
GOVERNMENT/NONPROFIT...$100 (with populations greater than 10,000)
Supporter, Benefactor, and Patron Member's dues contributions accrue to the Annual Conference account, making those members Conference Sponsors.
The Oklahoma Urban & Community Forestry Council, Inc. is a (501)(c)(3) organization, therefore, membership dues contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. FE#73-1385498
Arbor Week Celebrations
Public Education Projects
Tree City USA Training
Annual Conference with National Speakers
Clip and mail with your check payable to:
Oklahoma Urban & Community Forestry Council, Inc.
P.O. Box 6452
Edmond, OK 73083-6452