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1999 - Government Awards - Beautification & Landscaping - ODOT Highway Tree Grant Program

ODOT HIGHWAY TREE GRANT PROGRAM

Since its inception in 1997, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's (ODOT) highway tree grant program has resulted in the addition of 5,960 new trees and shrubs along Oklahoma's state roadsides.

ODOT is using more than one million dollars of federal enhancement funds to encourage communities and organizations to plant trees along highways, helping communities of all sizes to beautify their highway approaches.

Oklahoma is a diverse and beautiful state and its "front yard" of more than 150,000 acres of right of way along the 12,000 miles of state highway should contribute to its beauty. Most of the grant winners have already implemented their projects and the impact has been instant. The long term, highly visible nature of these landscapes will only improve as the trees mature. The highway tree grant program has had a major impact on the appearance of Oklahoma's roadsides and has encouraged communities to think of ways to landscape their highway entries. THE ODOT HIGHWAY TREE GRANT PROGRAM IS VERY GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA'S ENVIRONMENT!