Join Trees Forever at EcoFest!


When: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: New Bo City Market, Cedar Rapids

Schedule of activities below.


Noon – 1 p.m. Meet the Exotic Pest Killing Our Ash Trees

On the NewBo City Stage, Cedar Rapids City Arborist Todd Fagan and Trees Forever Aaron Brewer will talk about how emerald ash borer is killing Iowa’s ash trees. Meet the giant insect in person and give EAB a piece of your mind (or take your photo because how often do you see a life-sized bug!) Learn what you can do to help, whether you have your own ash tree or plan to plant new trees this spring. Todd Fagan, Cedar Rapids City Arborist, will also be at the Trees Forever booth until 1:00 p.m. to answer questions.


All Day: TREE-via at the Trees Forever booth

Test your tree knowledge with our TREE-via wheel. If you get 5 answers in row correct, you win a pencil, lip balm or a poster!


All Day: Compost Giveaway

FREE compost will also be available to take home provided by the Linn County Solid Waste Agency. Green Iowa AmeriCorp will be on hand to help you with your load!

This compost works great as a mulch to use around your trees. Mulch provides protection form lawn mowers and string trimmers, promotes water retention, fuels roots with organic matter, regulates temperature, keeps grass root competition out, and provides aesthetics to the landscape. 


For more information on EcoFest, click here.