News Releases


February 25, 2021 - ReLeaf Kick-Off Meeting Held for Input

A Public Kick-Off event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, to seek input regarding reforestation efforts in Cedar Rapids.


February 23, 2021 - Trees Forever Opens Funding to Derecho Impacted Communities 
Planting Hope grants up to $5,000 are now available for tree planting projects


January 28, 2021 - Trees Forever Promoting Tree Seedling Projects
Funding available for communities and volunteer groups to plant young trees


December 16, 2020 - Trees Forever Selects New Executive Director

Kiley Miller to move into new role in early 2021


August 15, 2020 - Trees Forever Announces Leadership Transition

Trees Forever Founder Shannon Ramsay to move into new role in early 2021. Board search underway for Executive Director.


September 10, 2019 - The City of Cedar Rapids Will Vote on Whether to Invest in a New Youth Employment Program to Help Plant, Water and Care for Trees


June 13, 2019 - Trees Forever Announces New Scholarship for Students Pursuing a Career in Forestry

The fund will be used to provide scholarships for students pursuing a degree in forestry at Iowa State University.  


May 6, 2019 - What Has Wandered Into Pikes Peak?
Garlic mustard, Japanese barberry & multiflora rose are invasive species hurting the native ecosystem


May 2, 2019 - Growing Futures Teams & Volunteers Plant 80 Trees Along Grand Avenue

Third and final phase of planting project


April 22, 2019 - The City of Des Moines, Microsoft, Wright Tree Service and Wright Outdoor Solutions Invest in New Youth Employment Program
Kick-Off Planting is on Arbor Day (Friday, April 26)


April 22, 2019 - Trees Forever will match $1,500 in donations for trees
Trees will replace trees damaged or lost in the December 2018 tornado


April 16, 2019 - Trees Forever Showcases New Building
With Tree Giveaway, Ribbon Cutting and Tree Planting, Activities and Tours!


April 12, 2019 - Green activities planned for Earth Week Blitz: April 20-27
Plant Trees, Learn About the Environment & Tour Trees Forever’s NEW Building!