Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

February 27, 2014

Alliant Energy Co. to sponsor Operation ReLeaf

The Daily Iowegian

---- — DES MOINES — A popular program offering landscape quality trees at a deep discount to Alliant Energy customers will be held at nine locations across Iowa this spring.

Alliant Energy’s Operation ReLeaf is a program to help Alliant Energy customers save energy in their homes using trees to provide shade during the summer and create wind breaks during the winter.

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

Operation ReLeaf has 35 species of trees from which they select eight to 10 species for each event based on the local tree inventory that will include shade trees, ornamentals and conifers. Shade trees are six to eight feet tall in five to 10 gallon containers and conifers are two to three feet tall.

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

Operation ReLeaf is administered by the Iowa DNR’s Forestry Bureau with assistance from local partners, like county conservation boards, municipalities and county extension offices.

Operation ReLeaf participants must be Alliant Energy residential customers.

Operation ReLeaf in Centerville is May 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Sharon Bluffs State Park, 25100 520th St., Centerville. Partnering with Appanoose County Conservation Foundation. A tree planting and care workshop is set for 5:45 p.m.