Enid Celebrates Arbor Day with Tree Planting Ceremony


The City of Enid will have a tree-planting ceremony at the Southern Heights Entrance at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 26.

Every year, the Enid Tree Board holds an event for the public to attend and to assist in planting trees. The board’s goal is to encourage those with a love for trees to take the opportunity to involve themselves in a hands-on environmental experience.

The board will be planting two Blue Pyramid Cypress trees at the Southern Heights entrance sign at the corner of Leona Mitchell Blvd. and Owen K. Garriot Rd.

City of Enid staff member Mandi O’Dea gave a statement about ceremony.

“We encourage everyone to go out and enjoy trees,” O’Dea said. “Improving visual appeal, increasing property values, providing much-needed shade, removing air pollutants, providing a wildlife habitat, and soil stabilization are just a few of the benefits we enjoy from our trees. Trees planted today will be enjoyed by those who come after us. As the old Chinese proverb says, ‘The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."”