Get a $25 shade tree for your yard

Approximately 2,800 high-quality three- to eight-foot landscaping trees are offered for only $25 each during the spring and fall planting seasons. The trees, which retail for $65 to $125, are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. They are purchased through a bidding process from local Iowa nurseries.

Spring 2019 events

Linn County
Saturday, April 20, 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Squaw Creek Park
4305 Squaw Lane, Marion
Learn how to plant and care for your tree! Workshop at 8:30 a.m.
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Page County
Tuesday, April 23, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Page County Conservation
2039 Highway 71, Clarinda
Learn how to plant and care for your tree! Workshop at 5 p.m.
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Cass County
Thursday, April 25, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Cass County Community Center
805 W 10th St., Atlantic
Learn how to plant and care for your tree! Workshop at 5 p.m.
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Marshall County
Tuesday, April 30, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Grimes Farm and Conservation Center
2359 233rd St., Marshalltown
Learn how to plant and care for your tree! Workshop at 5 p.m.

Eligibility and how to participate

Operation ReLeaf participants must be Alliant Energy residential customers in Iowa and willing to pick-up their tree(s) on the day of distribution in their designated region. There is a limit of two trees per household, per planting season.

Advance reservation is required. Fees paid for tree(s) not picked up on the designated distribution day will be considered a donation. 

Tree planting workshop

Proper planting is essential to raising a healthy tree. Learn how to properly plant and care for your new tree at the tree planting workshop available at some locations during the pickup event. Watch the steps and find out what you need to make your tree thrive. Experts will be available to answer your questions.

How Operation ReLeaf helps communities

  • Residential customers save energy by planting trees to shade their homes or to create a wind break.
  • Local nurseries can provide low-cost, high-quality and diverse landscape trees to the community.
  • Improved long-term community reforestation and energy conservation through efficient landscaping.
  • Communities and counties hard hit by storm damage can receive flexible and responsive help in re-planting efforts.

iTree Design tool

Before you order, you can determine the best location to plant your tree(s) to have the most energy efficiency impact by using this simple tool: Note: iTree Design works best with Google Chrome.

Click on the link and follow these easy steps:

  • Enter your address and click “go”
  • Fill in the boxes on the left, leaving tree condition at excellent, click on the “Check here to evaluate energy effects” box
  • Outline your house using the tool on the top of the page, click on the tree icon and move cursor around to see the benefits before you place your tree
  • Click on “Continue & Estimate Full Benefits” to see the benefits your tree will provide

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