Tree Programs

Lookout G Street BridgeTo report a tree problem, or inquire about planting trees on the public right-of-way, please call 712-890-5291. Eligibility requirements to provide tree removal services for the City can be found here: Tree Removal Service Requirements.

Council Bluffs Master Tree Plan - shows what is allowed to be planted in the City Right-Of-Way

Visit the links below for information on our current programs:

  • Emerald Ash Borer (EAB): EAB infestation has been confirmed in at least 22 Iowa counties. We are working to protect the urban tree canopy in Council Bluffs with proper intervention. For more details visit
  • Heart of the City: This free tree planting program is designed to beautify local neighborhoods with trees and provides residents the opportunity to have a tree planted in their neighborhood at no cost. Call (712) 890-5291 for details.
  • Plant Some Shade: This program is designed to aid long-term energy and natural resource conservation by providing the opportunity for residents to purchase high-quality landscape trees at discounted prices. 2019 Plant Some Shade Application