Tiny Trees Neighborhood Program

Wesley with TT 

Welcome to our exciting new project to help grow the City of Des Moines’ urban canopy!

Using smaller seedling trees, which are known to outpace similar, larger trees within a few years, we are planning to fill in some of the 14,000 vacant street tree sites we have in the City of Des Moines. This allows our Forestry Division to plant fill in holes in our urban forest much more quickly.  

Using solid protection, and your help watching out for the tree, you have a tree similar in size to the one pictured on the right within 3 years! This tree only requires half a gallon of water 1 – 2 times a week during the summer. 

Want to see more Tiny Trees in your neighborhood?
Sign Up For our Tiny Street Trees Program


Volunteer with Tiny Trees to help your neighbors grow Tiny Trees of their own.