At the Root of Things

Replanting the Landscape: Take Time to Create a Plan


October 19, 2020


The Aug. 10 derecho destroyed our beloved trees beyond what anyone could imagine. While it is heartbreaking to see trunks and limbs hauled away in big trailers, we have no choice but to move on and replant. Read more

Trees Forever Statement on Derecho Storm 


August 12, 2020


The Trees Forever family is heartbroken about the devastation caused by the recent derecho storm. Read more

Environmental Justice & Racism – Where We’re Starting


July 14, 2020


We know that as we continue to learn and grow in solidarity with environmental justices causes, the work Trees Forever does will better serve the communities we work in and all those who care about our mission. Read more


Racism is Hurting Our Cause—And We Shouldn’t Look Away


June 8, 2020


In any ecosystem, the success of its survival depends on diversity: thousands of plant, animal and microbial species existing in unity to create balance and a thriving environment. The same is true of our human communities – the more perspectives and experiences we have, the stronger we are. Read more

Count Your Blessings, Count Your Trees


April 21, 2020


As an Iowan in the COVID-19 era living in the most restricted part of the state, I’ve heard so many people talk about how fortunate they are to live in an area where we can get outside for a dose of sunshine and fresh air. Read more

Reflections on UPCYCLE Stewards


February 27, 2020


UPCYCLE is a program aimed at removing invasive species from different parts of Des Moines and taking them to the zoo to be eaten by the animals there. Read more

Celebrating The Impact of 30 Years


January 21, 2020


In 2020, we are celebrating three decades of Trees Forever. Read more

A Trillion Trees...?


August 2, 2019


You may have read recently that scientists in Switzerland have determined that in order to battle climate change, we would need to plant 1 trillion trees globally. Is that even feasible? Read more


Recent Blog Posts


10/19/20 - Replanting the Landscape: Take Time to Create a Plan


8/12/20 - Trees Forever Statement on Derecho Storm 


7/14/20 - Environmental justice & racism – where we’re starting


6/8/20 - Racism is Hurting Our Cause—And We Shouldn’t Look Away


4/21/20 - Count your Blessings, Count Your Trees


2/27/20 - Reflections on UPCYCLE Stewards


1/21/20 - Celebrating the Impact of 30 Years


8/2/19 - A Trillion Trees...?


Blog Archive - 2019 and prior