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Operation ReLeaf tree distribution events planned through mid-October

  • 9/26/2017 11:54:00 AM
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A popular program offering landscape-quality trees at a deep discount to Alliant Energy customers will be held at six locations across Iowa this fall. Residential tree distributions will be held in Buena Vista, Fayette, Lee, Linn, Lucas and Story counties this September and October.

Alliant Energy’s Operation ReLeaf helps their customers save energy in their homes using trees to create summer shade and winter wind breaks. 

Through the program, Alliant Energy residential customers may purchase high quality trees for $25 each, on a first-come, first-served basis. These trees typically retail for between $65 and $125.  

Advanced order is highly recommended, and advance purchase is limited to two trees per household. In the event there are extra trees available on distribution day, those trees will be released for purchase at that time. Order forms are available online at

Distribution locations, dates and details are as follows:

Buena Vista County – Storm Lake

Partner: City of Storm Lake

Location: Kings Point Park

Date: Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Fayette County – Oelwein

Partner: City of Oelwein

Location: Oelwein City Park

Date: Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tree planting and care workshop: 5:15 p.m.


Lee County – Montrose

Partner: Lee County Conservation

Location: Lee County Conservation Center 

Date: Oct. 5, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tree planting and care workshop: 5:45 p.m.


Linn County – Marion

Partner:  Linn County Conservation Board

Location:  Squaw Creek Park

Date: Oct. 7, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Tree planting and care workshop:  8:15 a.m.


Lucas County – Chariton

Partner: Lucas County Conservation

Location: Pin Oak Marsh Lodge

Date: Sept. 27, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tree planting and care workshop: 5:15 p.m.


Story County – Ames

Partner: Story County Conservation

Location: East Petersen Park

Date: Oct. 19, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tree planting and care workshop: 5:15 p.m.


The DNR has resources available online at including Rethinking Maple: Selecting Trees for your Yard that can help determine what species is best for a particular location. Mature height of a tree should be given special consideration.  

Operation ReLeaf is offered in partnership with Alliant Energy, Iowa DNR Forestry and local partners. Operation ReLeaf participants must be Alliant Energy residential customers.