AboutTrees Forever is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 and headquartered in Marion, Iowa, that connects people to the environment through the planting and care of trees, prairie, and other natural areas. Our mission is “To plant and care for trees and the environment by empowering people, building community, and promoting stewardship.” To fulfill this mission, Trees Forever has developed cutting-edge programs and innovative processes, assisting community leaders with over 4,000 planting projects, involving more than 160,000 volunteers who have contributed over one million hours of their time, and helping to plant over 2.8 million trees and shrubs throughout Iowa and Illinois.
Trees Forever is listed on the Iowa Register of Accountability for nonprofits in Iowa. This means that we have been trained in and agree to the Iowa Principles and Practices for Charitable Nonprofit Excellence and have committed ourselves to continuous improvement through the Principles and Practices as general guidelines. The purpose of the registry is to show Iowa and the nation that Iowa nonprofits make a concerted effort to efficient, effective and ethical operation.