The Green Initiative

The Green Initiative

Ready to do something BIG by planting little trees? Apply to host a seedling project in your community! 

As part of a grant from the U.S. Forest Service, Trees Forever and the Iowa DNR are teaming up to provide communities with up to 200 free seedlings from the State Forest Nursery. Seedlings can be distributed and planted in either private or public lands within city limits.

Interested in planting even more trees in your community’s public spaces?

Trees Forever’ s Green Initiative grant program funds seedling planting projects and distributions. Grants are available across Iowa and in the Quad Cities area of Illinois to help diversify community forests. Projects may include planting trees and woody shrubs in public spaces including county and community parks, trail ways, roadsides, stream corridors, at schools and civic buildings, cemeteries and in other areas that welcome the public. Grants of $500 to $5,000 are available to groups for purchasing trees and woody shrubs. Trees Forever staff is available to help project leaders and volunteers plan and complete successful projects. 

Applications reviewed upon submission