Green Scene is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose primary mission is providing trees for planting in public areas within Black Hawk County, Iowa.

Through our educational programs, symposia, and our involvement with the schools, we educate the public about trees and horticulture.  We began in 1976 in response to an outbreak of Dutch Elm Disease in our area.  Today, as a result of income raised through our annual May plant sale, we sponsor tree plantings throughout Black Hawk County.

Green Scene Plant Sale

Joining hands for a greener tomorrow.

Friday, May 10, 2019 –for Green Scene Members Only –6 PM to 8 PM

Saturday, May 11, 2019 –for General Public–9 AM to Noon

National Cattle Congress
Agricultural Building
250 Ansborough Ave.
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

Our Major Projects

  • Arbor Day Celebrations
  • County Beautification Projects
  • Street Tree Planting Programs
  • Creation of Endowment at Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

Since 1976, we’ve raised nearly $1,000,000 for these efforts.

Join Green Scene

Become a Member of Green Scene!

Your pledge is 100% tax-deductible.

Green Scene is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization.  Your membership dues go directly toward the purchase of trees in Black Hawk County, Iowa.  Members will receive an invitation to the pre-sale held the Friday before the plant sale.

Download the Green Scene Membership Form.


You can renew or start a membership by submitting the completed form with your payment to:

Green Scene
P.O. Box 2004
Waterloo, IA  50704

Memberships are valid from plant sale to plant sale.  If you have not paid dues since the May plant sale, your membership dues must be renewed.


A contribution of $100 or more qualifies you for membership and also elevates you to the Sponsorship level.  Sponsors have their name listed at the plant sale and in the Green Scene Newsletter, published twice annually for all members and friends of Green Scene.

Endowment Fund est. 2019

The Board of Directors of Green Scene, Inc. have created an endowment fund at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.  After our last plant sale in May 2019, our funds will be transferred to the Community Foundation who will advance Green Scene’s cause in promoting tree planting and county beautification in Black Hawk County.

Forty-three years of hard work by dedicated volunteers has allowed us to bring about a more beautiful  Black Hawk County.  Certainly, the handiwork will benefit the community for years to come.

Your tax-deductible donation can be made directly to the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa – Green Scene Fund.

Thank you to everyone who has supported our cause over the years and our desire to promote plants, trees and shrubs in our community.


Get in touch – we would love to hear from you.

PO Box 2004
Waterloo, Iowa 50704