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New Tree Planting

 Tiny Trees orders were due on Monday, April 15. Pick up info below.

Street Tree Program

We offer residents the opportunity to have a tree planted on the space near the street in the right-of-way at no charge. There are a limited number of trees available. You will receive a letter notifying you we have received your request.

Submit a Tree Request Online


Tiny Trees Program


Plant TINY TREES this spring so you can increase property values, save on heating and cooling bills, provide oxygen, and create habitat for wildlife.

We are making it easier than ever for you to increase our urban tree canopy by planting trees on your property. Up to five FREE individual trees are made available to city residents each year.

Orders were due on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Call the Public Works 24-hr Call Center at (515) 283-4950 with questions about the program.

Other Tiny Tree Links:
Plant Care - education materials on caring for trees.

Pickup info:
Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. – noon
Polk County River Place
2309 Euclid Avenue, Des Moines

Volunteers needed:

Tiny Trees need your HELP. This year's Tiny Trees Giveaway requires volunteers on these two dates:

  1. Packing day - April 25 (Thursday - 8 a.m. to noon, or anytime between)
  2. Pick up day - April 27 (Saturday - 8 a.m. to noon)

If you are able to help us on one or both of these days, please email us.

Thank you for your help in increasing the urban forestry canopy in Des Moines!