We're planting 1 million trees in the next 10 years!
Why 1 million?We have approximately one million utility customers across Iowa and Wisconsin, so this equals about one tree per customer.
Who will plant all those trees?We are collaborating with organizations focused on public forest restoration and preservation as well as urban forestry. We also partner with nonprofits dedicated to tree planting in communities and rural areas across Iowa and Wisconsin. Examples of our partners include the Iowa and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources and Trees Forever.
How much carbon dioxide will the 1 Million Trees initiative reduce?Each year, 1 million mature trees sequester about 500,000 tons of CO2. Another way to think about it is one mature tree sequesters about 1,000 pounds of CO2 a year. Of course, the trees we plant will take time to mature. But every year as they grow, they’ll make our communities healthier and more beautiful places to live.
Will Alliant Energy customers pay for the trees?The vast majority of trees will be paid for with shareowner (not customer) dollars. In Iowa, a small number of trees will be covered by customers’ Energy Efficiency contributions as part of our Branching Out program.
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