In order to help improve the streetscapes and walkability within Midtown, Midtown OKC has launched a Tree Grant Program.
Please read the below details prior to submitting the Tree Grant Application.
- Provide resources and information to encourage tree planting in the district
- Implement a tree grant program for plantings that meet certain criteria
- Diversify tree species populations and increase the total number of street trees
- Educate property owners and community stakeholders on the importance and value of street trees
If approved, the Midtown OKC will reimburse up to 50% of the total project costs not exceeding $4,000 for property owners.
Product (tree and supplies), irrigation and installation.
50% payment will be provided to the applicant upon Tree Grant Program Committee approval of project materials.
Remaining 50% payment upon final report and satisfactory inspection of the tree installation by the Tree Grant Program Committee or committee’s designee.
Location must be within the Midtown boundaries of the Downtown Business Improvement District. See Midtown boundaries here.
The Tree Grant Program Committee can consult on tree species and planting locations if requested by the applicant.
DESIRED TREE SPECIES:
(25 FT. OR LESS)
- Oklahoma Redbud
- Flowering Crabapple
- American Smoketree
(25-40 FT. TALL)
- Amur Maple
- Caddo Sugar Maple
- Shantung Maple
- Goldenrain Tree
- Cedar Elm
- Rusty Blackhaw
- Overcup OakBuckley Oak
(OVER 40 FT. TALL)
- Ginkgo (male only)
- Black Gum
- Kentucky Coffeetree
- Shumard Oak
- Chinquapin Oak
- English Oak
- Lacebark Elm
- Chinese Pistache
Here’s what you need before you apply:
Basic requirements for this program include:
- Prior to your application submission, you will need to contact the utility company to come locate and mark the lines for you.
- If there are non-public, underground objects near the planting site, such as sprinkler systems or french drains, please notify us and/or mark where those are located.
- Provide photos of the site and site plan.
- Send a final report and schedule a site visit with the committee to receive final funding.