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Tree Des Moines

Inspiring People to Plant, Nurture and Celebrate Trees



Tree Des Moines is a non-profit organization located in central Iowa that was created to activate citizens to protect, restore and nurture our urban tree canopy. We are committed to re-building the urban canopy by advancing the education of tree stewards in our community and raising funds for new tree planting via partnerships with local experts, business, and city, state and national organizations and government. Thank you for visiting our site and we hope that you will join us!


  • Tree Stewardship - Our goal this year is to recruit and train at least 40 tree stewards in Des Moines and assist those stewards by supplying trees and technical support for their neighborhoods. Community-based tree stewardship is necessary to battle threats like the emerald ash borer, oak wilt and bur oak blight. Over the next few years these threats will continue to reduce our tree canopy and quality of life.


  • Funding Our Mission - Tree Des Moines has acquired funding (grants and private contributions) for some trees already. We want to do more! Tree Des Moines is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, so all donations are 100-percent tax deductible. You can help us make a difference in our community; all donations to Tree Des Moines remain in our community. Support us financially, get informed, and get involved, contact us.

















Join Us


  • Re-Leaf Des Moines Class

    Starts April 5, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM for six weeks.

    Register at COMMED.DMSCHOOLS.ORG or call 515-242-8521.


    Contact us for $25 tuition assistance for Spring 2018 class.


  • Tree Planting Demonstration

    Details coming soon.


    Three techniques: burlap, container and bare root.

  • Des Moines Farmers Market

    See us next year!


  • Film Screening: Trees In Trouble

    A documentary film about America’s Urban Forests.


    Contact us for a group screening.

  • Give Local Des Moines

    Give to Tree Des Moines at

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Tree Des Moines, Inc.    PO Box 65217 West Des Moines, IA 50265    Phone: 515-577-0774