OKC VeloCity | 'Tree for All' tree giveaway event to be held Nov. 9 at Myriad Botanical Gardens

'Tree for All' tree giveaway event to be held Nov. 9 at Myriad Botanical Gardens

By Staff Reports / Events / November 4, 2019

Myriad Botanical Gardens is once again partnering with Cox to offer free and low-cost trees to make Oklahoma City greater and greener. The popular Tree For All will be held for a third straight year on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Gardens. A greater variety of smaller trees in a range of prices are available this year, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-registration is not required.
 
The first 100 patrons of the morning will receive an Eastern Redbud seedling provided by Oklahoma Forestry Services. Bare root and one-gallon saplings, along with three-gallon saplings range from $1 to $19 each, will also be available.
 
New this year is a partnership with American Heritage Trees who are providing three trees of historic significance. Patrons will have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win one of these trees which include a Pecan from the Alex Haley Museum and Interpretative Center, a Redbud from George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, and a Red Maple from the Henry David Thoreau Walden Woods Project.
 
“Tree For All is designed to assist homeowners in promoting natural beautification and improvement of the environment through the planting of trees,” said Maureen Heffernan, president and CEO of Myriad Botanical Gardens. “Our hope is to diversify the green canopy in Oklahoma and ensure a sustainable and biodiverse landscape. We are great grateful for the continued support from Cox to help us achieve this goal.”
 
Additional assistance for Tree For All presented by Cox comes from the Arbor Day Foundation, American Heritage Trees, Oklahoma Forestry Services and Tree Bank Foundation. Check myriadgardens.org/tree-for-all for details, as well as for tree planting and care instructions.
 
Free and open to the public, Myriad Botanical Gardens provides 15 acres of ornamental gardens and grounds that include a children’s garden and carousel, native prairie garden, shade gardens, tree and shrub collections, lake with terraced gardens and a diverse collection of ornamental flowering perennials and grasses. 
 
The Gardens offer a variety of horticultural educational programs for all ages ranging from lectures, classes, workshops and walking tours to seasonal festivals. The grounds also feature The Crystal Bridge Conservatory, home to thousands of tropical and desert plants. With more than 500,000 visitors annually, the Gardens is managed by Myriad Gardens Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that partners with corporate and community groups to enhance the educational, aesthetic, cultural and economic development of Oklahoma City.
 
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