Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

2019 Plant Some Shade Residential Tree Program

Plant Some Shade 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.

Through this partnership area residents are eligible to purchase up to two trees per household at a cost of $30.00 per tree. Residents may choose from a variety of trees including conifers, ornamentals, and shade trees. Advance purchase is required & may be done by downloading the order form below & returning to the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation office at 223 S. 6th Street, Council Bluffs. Trees must be picked up April 27th between the hours of 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. at the Harrah's Casino parking lot. 


This year participants are invited to attend a short, free workshop to learn the best way to place & plant a tree. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. on April 27th during pick-up day. Please register by emailing gabriele.edwards@dnr.iowa.gov

Plant Some Shade Information:
  • Advance orders for Plant Some Shade are required.
  • Order forms are made available online above, in the Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation office, & at the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation/Pottawattamie County Conservation office. 
  • Order forms can be mailed to Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation, ATTN: Residential Tree Program, 223 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.
  • Tree purchase is limited to two trees per household to ensure all customers have an opportunity to purchase trees.
  • Orders will be accepted until all trees have been sold. In the event additional trees are available on distribution day they will be released for purchase at 8:30 a.m. on a first come, first served basis, or until all trees are sold.
  • 500 trees will be available for purchase, please include first & second choice tree selections on your order form to streamline your ordering.
  • Trees will be available for pickup at the Harrah's parking lot located at 1 Harrah's Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA. Trees will be available for pickup from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday April 27th, 2019. Any trees not picked up by 10:30 a.m. will be considered a donation to the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

For questions not answered online please call the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation 

at 712-328-5638