Plant Some Shade®
MidAmerican Energy partners with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in the Plant Some Shade residential tree-planting program, which is designed to work with local county conservation boards, resource conservation and development councils, and/or county extension offices (local project coordinators) to provide affordable and desirable landscape trees (6-8') for residents to purchase and plant on their property for long-term community reforestation.
Trees are ordered in bulk numbers from local nurseries to keep costs low and then distributed at a centralized location to minimize transportation costs. Tree recipients are given instructions on how to plant and care for their trees and also receive safety information regarding the danger of planting trees near power lines. A $30 per tree investment is required by tree recipients. Trees are not guaranteed or covered by warranty.
Know Before You Grow
There is a maximum of two trees per customer; preordering and prepayment are required.
- Plan before you plant. Know how tall the tree you plant will be when it reaches maturity and plan appropriately. Planted too close to power lines, branches from tall trees can cause outages and pose serious electric hazards. Visit www.arborday.org/treeguide for information on tree species.
- Get the scoop before you dig by making the 811 promise to help protect your community and keep your family safe. For no-cost assistance with locating underground utilities, call Iowa One Call, Iowa's utility notification service, at 800-292-8989, or call 811. It's the law!
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