One Million Trees Residential Tree Program

Beautify your yard and save energy when you plant a tree.

We’re partnering with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to offer landscaping trees for only $25 per tree. The trees, which retail for $75, are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

To participate:

  • Purchase a tree(s) in advance. Please note, there is a limit of two trees per household.
  • Send the completed order form and payment to the community partner named on the form.
  • Pick up your tree(s) on the day of distribution in your community. Dates and times are listed below.

Please note:

  • If you pay for a tree but are unable to pick it up on the distribution day, your paid fees will be considered a donation to the local county conservation organization.
  • IMPORTANT: To purchase a tree, you must be a residential customer of Alliant Energy in Iowa.
Teens planting tree

Tree pick up locations and dates

Decorah - SOLD OUT

April 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Decorah Fish Hatchery, 2321 Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, IA 52101
Decorah event sold out

Bloomfield - SOLD OUT

April 30, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Pioneer Ridge Nature Center, 1339 U.S. Highway 63, Bloomfield, IA 52537
Bloomfield event sold out

Storm Lake - SOLD OUT

May 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Awaysis Park, 1409 E. Lakeshore Drive, Storm Lake, IA 50588
Storm Lake event sold out 


May 17, 4-6 p.m.
East Peterson Park, 55310 180th St., Ames, IA 50010
Ames event sold out

Girl with shovel and tree

Helpful information

  • Check out this tree planting guide .pdf for helpful information on successfully planting your new tree!
  • Consider the location and mature height of the tree species so you don’t plant a tree that could interfere with overhead power lines.
  • Plant evergreens as windbreaks on the north and west of your home.
  • Choose from shade trees that are 5 to 8 feet tall in 7- to 10-gallon containers and conifers and ornamentals that are 3 to 5 feet tall in 5- to 7-gallon containers.
  • Dial Iowa One Call at 811 or visit at least two business days before you dig. They’ll send someone to locate underground utilities for you. This is a free service.