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FORT DODGE – Order forms are now online for MidAmerican Energy Company residential customers in the Fort Dodge area to purchase discounted trees.
Through MidAmerican Energy’s Plant Some Shade program, customers can purchase up to two, 2.5- to 10-foot landscape trees for $30 each, including bur oak, quaking aspen, pagoda dogwood and edible plum.
Tree order forms are available at www.midamericanenergy.com/ia-res-trees.aspx. Please call Webster County Conservation at (515) 576-4258 before placing your order to ensure availability.
Advance purchase is required. Trees will be available for pickup on Thursday, May 10th, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, 1415 Nelson Avenue. To ensure all MidAmerican Energy customers have the opportunity to participate, tree purchases are initially limited to two trees per household. In the event additional trees are available on distribution day, they will be released for purchase at 4 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis until all trees are sold.
A brief (15-20 minute) demonstration on proper tree planting will be available to all customers starting at 5 pm. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of hand pruners and a handsaw valued at more than $40.
The Plant Some Shade program promotes long-term energy savings by encouraging residents to plant trees around their homes. Strategically placed deciduous trees provide shade on hot summer days, easing the cooling load on air conditioners, while conifers shield homes from blustery Iowa winter winds. Plant Some Shade is funded by MidAmerican Energy in partnership with Webster County Conservation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
For more information please contact Webster County Conservation.