ReLeaf Cedar Rapids is the plan created to guide the City, non-profit organizations, institutions, and private landowners in replanting the urban canopy in Cedar Rapids following the August 2020 derecho.
The ReLeaf Cedar Rapids plan was designed so that tree plantings address climate concerns, preserve neighborhood character, and balance equity across neighborhoods. The plan includes yard planting information and tree recommendations for residents. The ReLeaf Cedar Rapids Plan also includes planting more than 42,000 trees along Cedar Rapids streets and in city parks. It includes detailed designs for 38 parks and a prioritization plan for planting all parks. Find maps that show the impact and planting priorities and resources for further reading about trees and their impact.
The ReLeaf Cedar Rapids Plan
Browse the ReLeaf Cedar Rapids plan to learn about the guiding principles, established rules, and recommendations for private property owners and institutions. Discover how trees impact the community, and how Trees Forever plans to engage volunteers in the planting effort.
Watch the ReLeaf presentation at the February 8 City Council meeting.