Branching Out

Through Branching Out, your community can work together with Alliant Energy and Trees Forever to fund and implement tree-planting projects. Celebrating more than three decades of plantings, Branching Out encourages energy efficiency, environmental awareness, and community stewardship.

For additional information on Branching Out, visit Trees Forever.

The benefits of trees are many!

  • Planting trees provides more shade and cools the air, helping to lower energy costs and reduce peak electric demand.
  • The trees planted represent an energy savings of over 14 million kilowatt-hours (kWh). That’s the equivalent of removing 7,800 vehicles from roads each year.
  • Branching Out also helps diversify the tree population, which limits the negative impacts of pests like the Emerald Ash Borer. A diverse urban forest is the best way to ensure resiliency when faced with tree diseases and pests.
  • See our list of recommended tree species.
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