Tree Programs

Council Bluffs is a recognized Tree City, and we are proud of this accomplishment. We encourage and assist with providing residents opportunities to plant trees within neighborhoods and along streets. And, we understand sometimes trees need to be removed. To 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.

  1. Emerald Ash Borer
  2. Heart of the City
  3. Shade Trees
  4. Street Trees 

The emerald ash borer is a green buprestid or jewel beetle native to Asia.  The beetle feeds on ash species.  The female lays eggs in the bark crevices of an ash tree. The larvae will feed underneath the bark and emerge as adults within one-two years. 

Neighborhood tree planting

neighborhood trees

Enjoy the shade

shade trees