Des Moines Residents Have Another Chance to Pick Up Free Tiny Trees


press release

Des Moines, Iowa — Wednesday, May 17, 2023 — Hundreds of Des Moines residents biked through Polk County River Place last Saturday as the Des Moines City Public Works Department gave away thousands of free Tiny Trees.

Those who were unable to attend the pick-up event will have another chance to take home their own Tiny Trees at City Hall (400 Robert D. Ray Drive) this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or until supplies run out.

“Although we had a large turnout on Saturday, we still have some trees left for residents,” said town ranger Shane McQuillan. “We ask that you park your vehicle and go to City Hall to ensure a smooth flow of traffic this Saturday.”

No orders are required for the second collection. No particular tree species is guaranteed and the remaining trees will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The Tiny Trees program was created in 2017 to include Des Moines residents in expanding the city’s urban canopy at no cost. Learn more at DSM.City/TinyTrees.

Al Setka
Chief Communications Officer, City Administrator’s Office
(515) 283-4057

About the city of Des Moines
The City of Des Moines: Iowas and our 17 departments serve more than 214,000 residents and 49 neighborhood associations.
Des Moines is a leader in sustainability and offers its residents vibrant neighborhoods, a vibrant and active downtown, and plenty of recreational opportunities.
Des Moines continually improves neighborhoods, public safety and the quality of life by providing exceptional city services and reliable infrastructure, while fostering an engaged and compassionate community for all who visit and live in Des Moines. Visit, Facebook and Twitter for more information.