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"Shade Grimes"- Tree Purchasing Program
Registration starts ONLINE only at 7pm on August 28, 2019.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
from 5:30-6:30pm at the South Sports Complex parking lot near the school. 
-Enter the main sports complex entrance and follow the signage through the lot for pick-up. Line-up can start at 5pm but no earlier.


Grimes residents only

Cost: $35-$40 per tree (Max of 2 per household)
To Register: Click here to register online. Click "Iowa" and then go to Grimes Parks and Recreation in the menu at Once on our page, then click on "Register" for the drop-down menu to get you to "Programs or Activities" and choose "Special Events". You will need to create a FREE account at or log in with your account. You can pay online and will receive a receipt that you will need when picking up your tree.
Types of Trees: Click on each tree for more information-
Shingle Oak
Swamp Oak
Norway Spruce
Black Gum

Red Maple- October Glory
Tulip Tree

Join the City in our crusade to increase our tree diversity and urban tree canopy! High quality native trees (valued at approximately $60 to $120) are being made available to residents of Grimes through an exciting residential tree sale. The cost of the trees will be covered by a fee paid by the resident with the remainder paid by the City. Due to City funding, all participants must be Grimes residents and must agree to plant the tree(s) on residential property within the City limits. There is a limit of up to 2 trees per household.

-All Iowans are required by law to notify the Iowa One Call System at least 48 hours (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays) prior to engaging in any type of digging or excavating. Homeowners and private residents are not exempt from making this important notice. Contact Iowa One Call by dialing 811 or by going to to locate underground utilities on your property. 

-Plan for your pick up. Trees will range in height from 5'-8' at the time of pick up. 

-Note that any tree not claimed by 6:30pm will be resold or planted by the City on public property. No warranty is provided. No refunds or replacements.