Shade Tree Information

Emma Hanigan
State Urban Forester
515-725-8454
Emma.Hanigan@dnr.iowa.gov

Street Trees

 

Community Benefits Of Public Trees

Trees and forests make Iowa communities stronger. If properly cared for, trees provide a wide variety of benefits to people, communities, and the economy. An investment in our trees is an investment in our future.

The publication Community Benefits From Public Trees In Iowa details many of these benefits.

Healthy Trees, Healthy Iowans

Trees and forests can make Iowa a healthier state.  If properly cared for, trees provide a wide variety of benefits to people, communities, and the economy. An investment in our trees is an investment in our future. Healthy Trees, Healthy Iowans

Iowa Grove

If you are interested in learning more about urban forestry in Iowa, you are encouraged to join the Iowa Grove by clicking on the link below.  On the grove, we post events such as field days, workshops, tree distributions;  as well as current forest health information, grant opportunities, and research.  Join the  Iowa Grove today!

Grant Opportunities 

Sustainable Urban Forestry Training and Assistance (SUFTA)

As seen on Episode #508 of Iowa Public Television's (IPTV) program "IOWA OUTDOORS" (click on link to view segment) 

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Bureau has received a federal grant through the USDA Forest Service to assist communities with populations greater than 5,000 by training and educating city staff, tree board members, and active community members to enable them to develop and maintain sustainable forestry programs.  For information and to apply, please click on the links below.  Applications will be available July 1, 2015 and due by September 1,2015. 

Sustainable Community Forestry Assistance and Training Grant-Explanation and Instructions

Sustainable Urban Forestry Assistance and Training Grant – Training Request Application

For additional information please contact Laura Wagner, grant coordinator, at (515) 725-8456 or Laura.Wagner@dnr.iowa.gov  

Trees for Kids/Trees for Teens 

This grant is designed to provide hands-on learning opportunities and to connect youth with nature through tree planting on school grounds and other public areas.  Funding is for $1,000 – 5,000 per project and can be used to purchase trees and mulch.  Grants are awarded each spring and fall.  The most current grant application and instructions are below:

Trees For Kids Grant Application – Spring 2016

Trees For Kids Grant Application - Spring 2016

Trees For Kids Grant Application Instructions

Trees For Kids Nursery Notification letter and specifications

Trees For Kids Earth Month Celebration

For more information please contact Laura Wagner, Trees For Kids program coordinator, at (515) 725-8456 or Laura.Wagner@dnr.iowa.gov

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Trees Forever and partners

Keep Iowa Beautiful

MidAmerican Energy, Trees Please  

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