Terrace Trees

The Parks and Recreation Department oversees terrace trees - trees in the area between sidewalks and streets - within the City of Marshalltown. Report concern of a diseased or damaged tree on a terrace online or call (641) 754-5715 or email the Parks and Recreation Department. Results of the evaluation are mailed to the homeowner outlining details of the evaluation.


View more information about pruning is available from the Sustainable Urban Forestry Training and Assistance (SUFTA).

Licensed Tree Trimmers

Click here to find the most current licensed tree trimmers with the City of Marshalltown and the date their license expires.

Trees Forever

The Trees Forever committee currently meets the second Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the Iowa State Extension office, 2608 South 2nd Street in Marshalltown.  

To become involved in planting projects or meetings, contact the City Horticulturist at (641) 844-1854 or ktitus@marshalltown-ia.gov for information. 

For a limited time on a first-come, first-served basis, Trees Forever is working with Marshalltown homeowners to receive a free tree planted on their terrace.  Find an application and information about a FREE terrace tree here.

Marshalltown Re-growing Strong as an Oak Tree Workshop

*Evaluating damaged trees: prune or remove?
*Replacing trees on terraces and in yards: City ordinances and stump removal.
*Tree planting and watering procedures.
*Limited number of free trees available.  Applications for terrace and yard trees.

See workshop flier.

Marshalltown Public Library
  Saturday March 9, 9:30 – 11:00
  Repeated Tuesday March 12, 6 – 7:30

No cost, pre-registration requested to help with planning.  Marshalltown Park & Recreation 641-754-5715, precoffice@marshalltown-ia.gov

Kids Time Out to Hug a Tree Workshop

Please join a fun, hands-on workshop to help kids identify trees and learn the importance of trees in our community. There will be crafts, games, snacks and information about trees that most kids and even many adults may not be aware of!!

Return this enrollment form, or enrolling online, by 4:30 PM Friday, January 11, 2019.

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Tree & Bench Memorials

The City of Marshalltown welcomes the donation of trees and park benches. These generous donations will grace our public spaces for decades while providing a unique opportunity to honor a special person or to mark a notable event. The planting of the tree or placement of the bench will be done by parks staff. The City will assume continued maintenance.

Iowa Community Tree Inventory

In 2015 a Sustainable Community Forestry Assistance and Training Grant received which allowed volunteers to be trained in identification to complete a tree inventory. View a map of the tree inventory of Iowa and zoom in to view Marshalltown.

Benefits of Urban Forests

View a Tree Planting video from the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Emerald Ash Borer

Concerns or questions regarding Emerald Ash Borer, please Iowa State University - Plant Diagnostic Clinic online with diagnostic questions or concerns or call at 515-294-0581.

Frequently Asked Questions 
Diagnostic Aid 
Photos within Marshall County found March 2018 
Management Options 

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