A Tree for the Future
Give Someone the Ultimate Gift
Purchasing a tree is a unique way to honor a friend, family member or loved one, while also beautifying Des Moines for years to come.
Disease Resistant Elm, Ginko, Hackberry, Honeylocust, Kentucky Coffeetree, Oak (Burr, Red, Swamp White, White), Sweetgum, Tulip
Crabapple, Hawthorn, Hophornbean, Japanese Tree Lilac, Serviceberry
Conifer (Evergreen) Trees:
Bald Cypress, Balsam, Hemlock, Larch, White Pine, Norway Spruce
You Choose, We Plant!
Each tree can be purchased for $500. To purchase a tree, please click on the link below to pay by card, or download the form to send in with a check.
You will be asked to provide your top three tree species, along with a requested
park, trail or city property. A list of Des Moines Parks can be found HERE (excludes Cowles Commons, PappaJohn Sculpture Park & Botanical Gardens).
Trees are typically planted in the Spring and Fall. You will be notified when the available tree species, location and planting date are finalized by the City.
Please reach out to our Executive Director, Sarah, if you have any questions.
Ewing Park Lilac Program
Every spring for about two weeks, the Lilac Arboretum in Ewing Park comes alive with color. It is a spring tradition for most, to walk through the arboretum taking in the fragrant smell of the lilacs and enjoying the spectacular beauty.
If you would like to contribute to lilacs to this specific park:
A trio of lilacs can be purchased for $300
Choice of color based on availability: white, pink, purple or multi-color
Lilacs are planted in the fall at Ewing Park, 5300 Indianola Road in Des Moines