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Residential Tree Programs

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.  

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:

Winnebago County – Thompson

Partner:  Winnebago County Conservation Order Form
Location: Winnebago County Fairgrounds,  264 Fairgrounds Dr Thompson
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014     4:00 – 6:00 pm
Tree Planting and Care Workshop:  5:00 pm  Registration Form

Jasper County – Newton

Partner:  City of Newton Order Form
Location: Woodland Park, intersection of N 19th Ave W and W 1st St N. Newton
Thursday, April 24, 2014     5:00 – 6:30 pm
Tree Planting and Care Workshop: 5:45 pm Registration Form

Linn County – Marion

Partner:  Linn County Conservation Order Form
Location:  Squaw Creek Park, 4305 Squaw Lane, Marion
Saturday, April 26, 2014     7:30 – 9:00 am
Tree Planting and Care Workshop-  8:15 am Registration Form

Linn County – Hiawatha (Hiawatha Residents Only)

Partner:  City of Hiawatha Order Form
Location:  10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park (704 Emmons Street, Hiawatha)
Saturday, April 26, 2014     9:00  – 11:00 am
Tree Planting and Care Workshop:  10:00 am Registration Form

Boone County – Ogden

Partner:  Boone County Conservation Order Form
Location: Don Williams Park, 610 H Ave, Ogden, IA 50212  
Thursday, May 1, 2014         4:30 – 6:00 pm
Tree Planting and Care Workshop:  5:15 pm Registration Form

Henry County – Mount Pleasant Order Form

Partner: Henry County Conservation Board
Location:  Wright Pavilion in McMillan Park ,S Walnut Street,  Mount Pleasant, IA
Saturday, May 3, 2014          9:00 – 11:00 am
Tree Planting and Care Workshop:  10:00 am Registration Form

Appanoose County – Centerville Order Form

Partner:  Appanoose County Conservation 
Location:  Sharon Bluffs State Park, 25100 520th Street, Centerville
Thursday, May 8, 2014      5:00 – 6:30 pm
Tree Planting and Care Workshop: 5:45 pm Registration Form

Iowa County – Williamsburg Order Form

Partner: Iowa County Extension
Location:  USDA Office, 435 N. Highland St. Williamsburg, IA 52361
Saturday, May 22, 2014     4:00 – 5:30 pm
Tree Planting and Care Workshop:  4:45 pm Registration Form

Bremer County - Tripoli Order Form

Partner: Bremer County Extension
Location:  Bremer County Extension Office 720 7th Ave SW, Tripoli, IA 50676
Saturday, May 31, 2014      8:30 - 10:00 am
Tree Planting and Care Workshop:  9:15 am Registration Form

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. 

MidAmerican Energy Plant Some Shade Residential Tree Program

 


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