At the Root of Things

Hy Vee Customers Help Raise Funds for Derecho Recovery Efforts

 

July 22, 2021

 

On Tuesday, July 20 Hy-Vee representatives presented a check to Trees Forever staff, from proceeds of a round up by customers that occurred earlier this spring totaling $40,533.12. Read more

Looking Back: Green Iowa AmeriCorps Member Experiences at Trees Forever

 

July 16, 2021

 

It’s kind of like the Peace Corps, but domestic,” is how I describe my job to many people when they ask. Read more

Trees Forever Pledges to be a Good Neighbor

 

June 22, 2021

 

Trees Forever has recently pledged to continue to manage our campus grounds without pesticides as part of the Good Neighbor Iowa healthy lawn initiative. Read more

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

7/22/21 - Hy-Vee Customers Help Raise Funds for Derecho Recovery Efforts

 

7/16/21 - Looking Back: Green Iowa AmeriCorps Member Experiences at Trees Forever

 

6/22/21 - Trees Forever Pledges to be a Good Neighbor

 

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...?

 


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