Beaverdale Tree Committee
Seeking Adoptive Homes for Trees
The Beaverdale Tree Committee, with the City of Des Moines Forestry Department, wants to make sure we maintain a healthy and beautiful neighborhood for years to
come. Beaverdale already boasts many large, mature trees, and we must ensure that leg- acy continues by planting younger trees to provide age and species diversity for our current neighborhood canopy. Further, pests and disease like the Emerald Ash Borer and Dutch Elm Disease show the importance of proactively maintaining diversity in our neighborhood. Let’s start adding to our urban forest today!
If you request that a city tree(s) be planted at the curb in front of your property, and commit to regular watering during the establishment period, the City of Des Moines will plant an ap- propriate species absolutely free of charge. Together we can make a huge difference in our community. Call our Public Works 24-hour Customer Service Center at 283-4950 to re- quest your spring street tree planting. Since not every site can accommodate a mature tree, the Beaverdale Tree Committee members will help the City perform site assess- ments prior to plantings, to ensure that your location will be a suitable home for the tree.
While the City of Des Moines will plant the tree for free, the Beaverdale Tree Committee would gladly accept a donation of $25 or more. This is strictly voluntary and will not affect your elibility to receive a free tree. Your welcomed donation would help fund future tree planting projects and tree care activities in Beaverdale! Please send donations to: Beaverdale Neighborhood Association, PO Box 30175, Des Moines, IA 50310. Simply write “Tree Committee” on the memo line of your check. Thanks for your help!
Des Moines TreeKeepers
The Beaverdale Tree Committee invites you to find out more about the new Des Moines TreeKeepers program. The City of Des Moines and Trees Forever TreeKeepers program is designed for people who want to become more knowledgeable about urban tree planting and care, and who wish to become a stronger voice for trees in their neighborhoods and communities.
In a series of classroom and hands-on training sessions, participants will learn about:
Tree Identification & Physiology
Proper Planting & Maintenance
Benefits of Trees
Urban & Community Tree Issues
Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement
Each class will also have a volunteer service component.
Des Moines TreeKeepers Details & Sign-up
When: Tuesday, March 20, 27 and April 3
Time: 6:00-9:00pm, light dinner provided!
Where: Argonne Armory Building, 602 Robert Ray Dr., Des Moines, IA
Who: Co-sponsored by the City of Des Moines and Trees Forever
Cost: $30 – includes registration, dinner, training handbook, Trees Forever membership, and t-shirt
Register: Contact Leslie Berckes at 515-681-2295 , or e-mail Leslie
at LBerckes@treesforever.org or for more information, visit www.treesforever.org.