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Residential Tree Programs

Iowans who are interested in reducing their energy bills and adding beauty to their landscapes are encouraged to participate in the Operation ReLeaf® and Plant Some Shade® residential tree distribution programs. Operation ReLeaf is funded by Alliant Energy Company and is available to all Iowa residential Alliant Energy customers, and Plant Some Shade is funded by MidAmerican Energy Company and is available to all Iowa residential MidAmerican Energy customers. Both programs are administered by the Iowa DNR in cooperation with local partners such as county conservation boards, county extension offices and municipal parks and recreation departments.

Customers have the opportunity to purchase a variety of landscape-sized (3-8’) shade, ornamental and conifer trees at distributions throughout Iowa during the spring and fall. Trees are $25 each through Operation ReLeaf and $30 each through Plant Some Shade. Advanced purchase is required and orders are limited to two (2) trees per household. Spring distributions are held in April and May and fall distributions are held in September and October. Order forms are typically made available to customers 45-90 days prior to distributions.


Interested in learning how planting trees around your home can impact your energy bills?

The i-tree design program developed by the U.S. Forest Service allows you to do just that! Click on the link and follow the directions to see how much money planting trees can save you!

Plant Some Shade

(MidAmerican Energy Customers)

For program information, or to place a tree order, please visit the MidAmerican Energy Plant Some Shade Program website.

For questions about the program please contact Evan Miller, program coordinator, at (515) 725-8455 orEvan.Miller@dnr.iowa.gov

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Operation ReLeaf

(Alliant Energy Company Customers)

Spring 2018 Applications (click to download)

Corydon - Thursday May 10 (submit by 5/4)

Jefferson - Saturday May 12 (submit by 5/4)

Marion - Saturday April 21 (submit by 4/13)

Muscatine - Saturday April 14 (submit by 4/6)

Osceola - Thursday April 12 (submit by 4/6)

Peosta - Saturday April 28 (submit by 4/20)

Spirit Lake - Saturday May 5 (submit by 4/27)

Vinton - Thursday April 26 (submit by 4/20)

Waukon - Thursday April 19 (submit by 4/13)

For program information, please visit the Alliant Energy Operation Releaf Program website.

For questions about the program please contact Gabbi Edwards, program coordinator, at (515) 725-8456 or Gabriele.Edwards@dnr.iowa.gov

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