Shade Tree Information

Emma Hanigan
State Urban Forester

Street Trees


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  

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

Partner Grant Opportunities:

Trees Forever and partners

Keep Iowa Beautiful

MidAmerican Energy, Trees Please  


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