In 2006, with a vision and generous support from Jacque and Denny Holloway, Trees Forever began an initiative called Our Woodland Legacy. The vision was to equip woodland owners with skills and resources to manage, preserve and improve their properties; as well as celebrate the rewards of healthy forests and woodlots through an annual symposium.

In 2023 we are reshaping our programming to offer multiple educational opportunities! Join us for a series of free educational webinars that will engage, inform, and entertain as we celebrate Our Woodland Legacy. Meet us this fall for a special planting and social event to network and celebrate all things trees.

Thank you for helping us plant a better tomorrow.

Our Woodland Legacy Events

Tree-mendous: Growing Trees in Community Gravel Beds Webinar
Wednesday, May 31 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Food Forest Forum
Friday, July 28 | 12:00 PM

Iowa’s Largest and Tallest Trees with Mark Rouw Register Now!
Wednesday, August 16 | 12:00 PM

Ticking Timebomb: Controlling Invasive Species with Tivon Feeley Register Now!
Thursday, August 24 | 12:00PM

Jones Park, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Gravel Bed Growing Presentation with City of Cedar Rapids and Our Woodland Legacy Social Hour and Networking
Wednesday, October 4
3:30 to 4:00 PM | Gravel Bed Presentation
4:00 to 5:00 PM | Seedling Planting
5:00 to 6:00 PM | Social Hour and Networking


Check back here for recordings of completed webinars, supporting documents, and links to partner resources!

Food Forest Forum Resources:
Mushroom home grow kits
Black Walnut Toxicity Guide
ISU Black Walnut Guide
University of Wisconsin Black Walnut Guide

Controlling Invasive Species Resources:
Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Picture This – Application for identifying plants
iNaturalist – Citizen science app
SEEK plant identification app
Hawkeye Cooperative Weed Management Area
IA DNR Invasive species