Operation releaf, loading trees into trucks
DNR Residential Tree Programs

Iowans who are interested in reducing their energy bills and adding beauty to their landscapes are encouraged to participate in the Iowa DNR Residential Tree distribution program. The DNR Residential Tree Program is available to all Iowa residents. The program is 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 and distributions throughout Iowa during the spring season. Trees are $30 each. Advanced purchase is required and orders are limited to two (2) trees per household. Order forms for the upcoming events are listed below:

Spring 2019 Order Forms (by county)

  • Johnson – Tuesday April 16, Iowa City [SOLD OUT]
  • Linn – Thursday May 2, Cedar Rapids [SOLD OUT]
  • Pottawattamie – Saturday April 27, Council Bluffs [SOLD OUT]
**Please see order forms for application deadlines**

Operation ReLeaf

Beautify your yard and save energy through Operation ReLeaf. Trees retail for $65 or more, but residents can purchase them for just $25 each! Operation ReLeaf is available to all Iowa residents. The program is 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 and distributions throughout Iowa during the spring season. Trees are $25 each. Advanced purchase is required and orders are limited to two (2) trees per household. Order forms for the upcoming events are listed below. 

Spring 2019 Order Forms (by county)

  • Cass – Thursday April 25, Atlantic [SOLD OUT]
  • Linn – Saturday April 20, Marion [SOLD OUT]
  • Page – Tuesday April 23, Clarinda [SOLD OUT]
  • Marshall - Tuesday, April 30, Marshalltown [SOLD OUT]

**Please see order forms for application deadlines**

For questions about both the DNR Residential Tree program and the Operation ReLeaf program, please contact Gabbi Edwards, program coordinator, at (515) 725-8456 or gabriele.edwards@dnr.iowa.gov.


i-Tree

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!