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.
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.
Pottawattamie County residents are eligible to purchase trees through the Plant Some Shade program. This program is a partnership initiative to aid long-term energy and natural resource conservation. The program is administered by the Pottawattamie County Conservation Board, Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation, City of Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation, Council Bluffs Trees Forever, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources — Bureau of Forestry.
This program is offered in the spring of each year. Check back in early spring for more details.