About US


Trees Forever (www.treesforever.orgis a nationally recognized program started by two volunteers from Marion, Iowa in 1989. It is the largest privately funded statewide tree-planting organization in the U.S. 
Trees Forever, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, as designated by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  You can find our Guide Star rating here: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/42-1419181

More on the organization history: http://www.treesforever.org/History


Our mission – to plant and care for trees and the environment by empowering people, building community, and promoting stewardship – is fulfilled through cutting-edge programs and innovative practices. Through these, our trained and experienced staff has assisted community leaders and landowners across Iowa and Illinois with thousands of planting projects.  Each year, on average, we work with and engage more than 7000 volunteers who give generously of their time and talents.  To date, they have helped us plant more than 3 million trees and shrubs throughout Iowa and Illinois.

Council Bluffs Trees Forever

Council Bluffs Trees Forever started in 1991 with a grant from the national Trees Forever program. The mission is to develop, encourage and bring about projects that will make Council Bluffs a better place to live while assisting the national organization with their mission.

Meetings are held at 8 a.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at Snyder & Associates, 1751 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs.

Board Members

  • *Board Members are selected at large from Pottawattamie County.
  • *Members serve a term of one, two or three years and are eligible for re-
  •   election without limitation.
  • *Board Membership will consist of up to 15 members. If membership falls
  •   below 15, the board may add members at anytime during the year.
  • *Attendance at each meeting is encouraged or at least sharing your
  •   feedback on topics prior to the meeting if you need to miss.


  • *To implement and support the mission of Trees Forever.
  • *To provide advice and counsel to Trees Forever partners.
  • *To provide a means of community input and leadership in regards to tree
  •   programs.
  • *To assist and support Trees Forever projects locally & regionally.