2017 Free Tree Planting Program

Various partners in Council Bluffs have come together to bring a new program called "Heart of the City" to the community.

This program allows residents to request a tree to be planted on public property in neighborhoods. All trees and planting costs will be paid through donations from Black Hills Energy, Council Bluffs Trees Forever, and the Council Bluffs Parks, Recreation and Public Property Department.

The Heart of the City program has been developed in an effort to beautify local neighborhoods with trees. The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for residents of Council Bluffs to have a tree planted in their front parking or side parking. Trees can only be placed on public property, and the public property must be bordering a residential property. Public property is typically defined as the green space between the sidewalk and the curb.

Residents may call the Parks and Recreation office, to set up a free tree-planting inspection.

Information we will need:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • If there is or is not a sidewalk next to your property.
If no problems are uncovered during the inspection, the Parks and Recreation Department will then forward an application to fill out requesting the type of tree to be planted.