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Tree for All presented by Cox with $20 trees

Saturday, November 2, 2024

Tree for All presented by Cox

The annual Tree for All presented by Cox is always the first Saturday of November! We’ll announce the trees for sale as we get closer.

Our mission is to promote natural beauty and environmental improvement through tree planting. By diversifying Oklahoma’s green canopy, we strived to create a sustainable and biodiverse landscape.

We want to extend a special thank you to our presenting sponsor, Cox Communications. 

Trees for 2024

To be announced!

2023 Trees

Eastern Redbud
Cercis canadensis

Cercis canadensis – Eastern Redbud

Eastern redbud is a small deciduous tree. Trees typically grow 20 feet in height with a similar spread and have gracefully ascending branches and a rounded shape. Eastern redbud leaves are alternate, simple, broadly heart-shaped and 3 to 5 inches high and wide.

Red Maple
Acer Rubrum

The red maple is a medium to large deciduous tree named for its distinctive red fall leaves, fruits, flowers and twigs. Its bark is smooth and grey but becomes scaly and dark grey as the tree gets older. Its leaves are 2.5 to 4 inches in length, with three to five pointed lobes that have serrated edges.

American Sweetgum
Liquidambar styraciflua

American Sweet Gum

Sweet gum is a large tree with a long, cylindrical trunk, pyramidal crown, and corky wings on branches and twigs. Leaves are alternate, simple, star-shaped, with 5 (sometimes 7) lobes, 3–6 inches wide, deeply lobed; margin toothed, tips long-pointed; leaves slightly aromatic when bruised.

Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 

Southern Magnolia

Magnolia plants can be evergreen or deciduous and bear alternate smooth-margined leaves. The flowers, usually cuplike and fragrant, are located at the branch tips and have three sepals, six to 12 petals arranged in two to four series, and many spirally arranged stamens.

Cedar Elm
Ulmus crassifolia 

Cedar elm is an oval-rounded tree. Bark is scaly and the drooping branches have corky ridges. Dark-green leaves are small and rough-textured. Leaves much smaller than those of the American Elm, Fall foliage is yellow except in the southern part of the range where it is evergreen. 

American Sycamore
Platanus occidentalis

American sycamore, probably the largest tree native to eastern North America, is a fast-growing species with scaly gray-brown bark that exfoliates to reveal a smooth ghostly white inner layer. It is a deciduous tree that typically grows to 75–100 feet tall with horizontal branching and a rounded habit. 

Sweetbay Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana

Sweetbay Magnolia

The Sweetbay Magnolia has glistening dark green leaves with a silver underside that has a frosted appearance. The 2″-3″ creamy white flowers have a light lemon scent and are visible in late spring and early summer. It is very elegantly shaped and is a good choice for a specimen or patio tree.

Shumard Oak
Quercus shumardii

Shumard Oak

Quercus shumardii, commonly called Shumard oak, is a medium sized, deciduous tree of the red oak group. Pyramidal in youth but spreads to a broad open crown with age. Typically grows at a moderately fast rate to a height of 40-60′ (to 100′ in the wild).

Yaupon Holly (Upright)
Ilex vomitoria

Yupon Holly Upright

A very picturesque, upright, irregularly branched shrub or small tree. Foliage is a lustrous dark green. Leaves are alternate, simple, narrowly oval to ovate, tapered at the base, blunt at apex, 1/2″ to 1 1/2″ long and 1/4″ to 3/4″ wide. Bark is a striking white to gray.

Loblolly Pine (5 gallon)
Pinus taeda

Pinus taeda – Loblolly Pine

The tree’s brown, oval cones grow to 3-6 inches and have short thorns. The loblolly pine tree’s bark is dark brown or brownish-red bark and separates into scaly plates as the tree matures. Its tall, straight trunk will not have knots for up to 30 feet high. Loblolly pines will grow 70 to 90 feet tall.

Tree Planting and Maintenance Tips

By Nate Tschaenn

Planting

  1. Check with local utilities before planting.
  2. Plant small trees (30 feet tall or less) at least 10 feet from your home’s foundation and utility lines and plant large trees (30 to 70 feet) at least 15 feet away.
  3. Dig your hole at least twice as wide and only just as deep as the root ball.
  4. Make sure that the root flair of the tree, or where the roots start to emerge horizontally from the trunk of the tree, is level with the native soil. The root flair can sometimes be several inches below the soil in the trees pot. This excess soil can be either scrapped away or the tree can be planted slightly higher.
  5. Backfill hole with native soil. Amending backfill with compost provides little help in most soils and can even harm tree growth in the long run.

Maintenance

  1. Water new tree well and continue to keep soil moist for several months.
  2. Keeping a newly planted tree well-watered through its first summer is especially important. You can then reduce watering to deep soaks during periods of drought.
  3. Stake new trees loosely so they can move in the wind but not blow over or uproot. Trees that can bend and flex in the wind will develop stronger trunks.
  4. Mulch around trees and remove any turf up to the dripline or edge of the tree branches growth around the tree. Use 2-3 inched of a pine bark or shredded hardwood mulch.
  5. Don’t prune newly planted trees. Don’t prune or limb up branches coming from the trunk until they are at least one half inch in diameter to maximize the tree trunks growth.
  6. You can fertilize your tree after one year. Don’t fertilize after planting as it can harm the tree. Newly planted trees need to focus on root growth and not foliar growth.

“We absolutely love the trees we purchased a few years ago at the annual Tree For All event. Thank you to Cox Communications and the Myriad Botanical Gardens for putting on such an amazing event. These hardy trees have braved the wild Oklahoma ice storms and freezes. It feels good knowing we are making a difference in the environment all while beautifying our yard!”

-William and Jenni Choi, Edmond, Oklahoma