Our main programs include:
Alliant Energy Operation ReLeaf Residential Tree Program
Iowans looking for a cost-effective, yet eye-pleasing way to reduce home heating and cooling costs are
encouraged to participate in Operation ReLeaf. Operation Releaf is a residential tree planting program that promotes long-term energy and natural resource conservation.
Operation ReLeaf is a partnership initiative funded by Alliant Energy and administered by the Iowa DNR
Forestry Bureau with assistance from local partners, including county conservation boards and county extension offices.
Through the program, nearly 2,400 high quality landscape trees will be offered this spring to Alliant
Energy residential customers for just $25.00 each. These trees typically retail between $65 and $125, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
SPRING 2013 OPERATION RELEAF RESIDENTIAL TREE DISTRIBUTION DATES AND LOCATIONS ORDER FORMS NOW AVAILABLE
The Residential Tree Distribution order forms are now available and you may begin placing orders. This program is funded through the Alliant Energy Energy Efficiency program and is designed for Alliant residential customers to reduce energy consumption by planting shade trees on the east and west sides of their homes which can reduce cooling costs by up to 25%. A variety of landscape tree species are offered at $25.00 per tree. Trees are between 3' - 10' tall in #5 - #10 containers, depending upon species. Each household may order up to two trees.
To order, please click on the order form for the county you would like to attend, complete the from, print, and send it in to the county partner listed on the form along with payment. Below are the locations and dates for the spring events.
Before you order, determine the best location to plant your tree(s) to have the most energy efficiency impact by using this simple to use tool: http://www.itreetools.org/design.php
Alliant - Operation ReLeaf - Click on the order form or workshop registration you prefer below:
Cass County - Atlantic (Order Form)
Partner: Cass County Extension and Outreach
Location: Cass County Fairgrounds, 805 W, 10th St., Atlantic
Saturday, May 4th, 2013 - 8-10 am
Tree planting and Care Workshop: 9 am (Registration Form)
Clayton County - Elkader (Order Form)
Partner: Clayton County Conservation
Location: Osbourne Nature Center, 29862 Osborne Road, Elkader
Thursday, May 9th, 2013 - 4-6 pm
Tree Planting and Care Workshop: 5 pm (Registration Form)
Hancock County - Garner (Order Form)
Partner: City of Garner
Location: Concord Park, intersection of Sioux Ave and Concord Way, Garner
Saturday, May 11th - 9-11 am
Tree Planting and Care Workshop: 10 am (Registration Form)
Keokuk County - Sigourney (Order Form)
Partner: Keokuk County Extension and Outreach
Location: Keokuk County Fairgrounds, 400 200th Ave, Sigourney
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 - 4-6 pm
Tree Planting and Care Workshop: 5:30 pm (Registration Form)
Linn County - Marion (Order Form)
Partner: Linn County Conservation Board
Location: Squaw Creek Park, 4305 Squaw Lane, Marion
Saturday, May 18th, 2013 - 7:30-9 am
Don’t purchase a tree that will be doomed to an early death by improper planting; attend a short free workshop to learn the most common errors that will kill your tree!
Registration forms for the above workshops are available, click the registration link next to the county workshop that you would like to attend above.
We will offer tree planting and care workshops that will show you the newest research on how to plant and care for your tree.
Topics covered will be:
· Root Flare and proper planting depth
· Correcting encircling roots
· Proper mulching & watering
· Corrective pruning to reduce future storm damage
· Planting around buildings for energy efficiency
If you can't attend a workshop, or have any questions about tree planting and care, go to the Iowa Grove Resources page: http://thegrove.americangrove.org/group/iowagrove/page/resources-for-iowa-forestry for videos, brochures, planting guides, and other Urban Tree information.
Fall 2013 sites: Clinton County, Dallas County, Des Moines County, Fayette County, Linn County, Marshall County, Washington County, and Worth County. Order forms will be available in July 2013.
MidAmerican Energy Plant Some Shade Residential Tree Program