A Few of Our Favorite Trees — A Year Post-Derecho

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since the derecho swept through Cedar Rapids. Here at the Nature Center, we lost well over half of our tree canopy. It will be decades before our woodlands fully recover, but that doesn’t mean what remains isn’t just as beautiful. A year later, we mourn the trees lost to the storm, but also celebrate the survivors and unique environment that remains. Over the last few weeks, ICNC staff selected some of their favorite trees and special places that exist today on our property. We’ve compiled the list below, along with locations so that you can find and enjoy them for yourself.

If you’d like to join us in sharing your favorite trees, whether they’re on our property or elsewhere, we’d love to see them. Tag us on social media with #myfavoritetreeicnc and/or #indiancreeknaturecenter.

A few of our favorites for you to explore:

PS – We’ve reopened tree print sales for the derecho anniversary — this week only! Purchase posters, notecard sets & originals (VERY LIMITED) created by local artists Jamie & Kyle Morrissey from three of our beloved trees that fell during the derecho. Orders will be accepted through Sunday, August. 15 for PICK-UP ONLY in our Creekside Shop (open daily 10 AM-4 PM) beginning Monday, September 6. Learn more & purchase here.


Originals: $500 each (extremely limited, 1 each)

Posters (16×20): $25 each or $70 for a set of all three

Notecards: $15 for a set of 12 (4 of each design)

Shop: Sunday, Aug. 8 – Sunday, Aug. 15

Pick-up: beginning Monday, September 6 in our Creekside Shop (open daily 10 AM-4 PM).

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