Trees Forever Concludes 30th Anniversary Year!

posted in Leisure Services on December 10, 2021

Trees Forever Concludes 30th Anniversary Year!

Waverly Trees Forever would like to thank Waverly Utilities, Waverly-Shell Rock Schools, Bartels Lutheran Home, the RISE Agency at Wartburg, City staff and community volunteers for helping throughout the year to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Trees Forever began in 1991 as an effort by Waverly Utilities (formerly Waverly Light and Power) to promote trees for energy efficiency. Waverly Utilities provides annual financial support to Trees Forever. Waverly Trees Forever in cooperation with Waverly Leisure Services Department and Waverly-Shell Rock School Science Club, pursues grants and accepts donations and memorials. Over the past years, every city park and school in Waverly has benefited from Waverly Trees Forever. Projects include the Golf Course, Cemetery, Bremwood, Bartels Lutheran Home, Wartburg College, many streets and boulevards, as well as several other non-public areas.

Various activities and plantings were held throughout the year to commemorate the 30th Anniversary. To conclude the celebration, Waverly Trees Forever, Waverly-Shell Rock Science Club and Waverly Utilities are once again teaming up to offer the annual tree sale. The 2022 Trees sale kicks-off now!

The sale features 8 different varieties of trees including: Frontier Elm, Skyline Honey Locust, Scarlet Oak, Norway Spruce, White Pine, Ivory Silk Lilac, Wealthy Apple, and the featured tree for this year is the Hickory.

Prices range from $40-$60 per tree, depending on the variety. The sale is open until March 1, 2022. Trees will arrive potted or bagged and will be available to pick up on Friday, May 6, or Saturday, May 7, 2022 at The Waverly Parks Shed Lower Lot (412 1st Ave. SE, Waverly). All proceeds for the tree sale go towards scholarships and activities for W-SR Science Club students.

Order forms can be picked up at W-SR High School, Waverly City Hall Leisure Services office, from W-SR Science Club students, or at various locations throughout Waverly. Order forms are also accessible online at, City of Waverly & Waverly Trees Forever Facebook pages, and on the community flyers page. Send order forms and payment to Waverly Trees Forever, 200 1st St. NE, P.O. Box 616, Waverly Iowa. Checks payable to “Waverly Trees Forever”.

Waverly Trees Forever would like to welcome any business or community member interested in continuing the mission to plant, maintain, and educate people about trees in Waverly to join the committee. Waverly Trees Forever currently meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at noon via zoom. If interested in joining, contact Waverly Leisure Services at 319-352-6263 to be included.

Finally, Waverly Trees Forever would like to wish everyone a safe and joyful holiday season.

Welcome to Waverly. Great schools. Diverse housing options. Robust job market. Top-flight indoor rec center. Outdoor recreation adventures of all kinds. Prestigious Wartburg College. And a safe and welcoming community of people who value the good life in a beautiful place.