Adopt a Tree for Pollinators

When:  Monday, April 22 (Earth Day)
            4 – 7 p.m.
Where: McLeod Barn
             4970 Lakeside Road
             Marion, Iowa

Help Trees Forever plant 100 native trees for pollinators during Earth Week Blitz—by adopting a tree for your back or front yard!

Trees Forever and Monarch Zones is working to establish 10,000 acres of pollinator habitat in Linn County, and your yard can be a part of these efforts. On Earth Day, we are offering some of the top pollinator trees for a $15 - $50 adoption fee (dependent on species).  These are top quality native and Iowa grown trees, and we’re able to offer these at a low price thanks to our partners.

Trees and shrubs will range in height from 3'-8' at the time of pick up. Plants will be available for adoption on a first come first served basis. Limit TWO plants per person.

Please bring your receipt with you to pick up your tree or shrub and note that any plant not claimed by 7 p.m. on Monday, April 22 will be planted at Monarch Research Project or other location selected by Trees Forever. 

No warranty is provided. No refunds or replacements.


All plants have been adopted. Thank you to everyone who participated in planting for pollinators!

During this event, the Monarch Research Project will distribute free milkweed and pollinator seed to Linn County residents. The seed has been cold-stratified and is ready to plant.
The pollinator seed mix includes 40 varieties of forbs and grasses that are native to Linn County, including Common Milkweed and Swamp Milkweed. 
Because monarch butterflies lay eggs on milkweed and the plant is the only food monarch caterpillars eat, milkweed is a critical part of the monarch life cycle. The mix includes nectar-producing plants that bloom at various times through the season, so butterflies and bees always will find a food source.