MidAmerican Energy is involved with a number of tree-related community activities to promote beautification of our
service areas and increase energy efficiency through shade and windbreaks. One program is referred to as Keep Cool at
School. With thousands of trees pruned or removed annually to ensure electric reliability, tons of wood chips are
produced that make excellent mulch. To assist with recycling this material, the wood chips are provided to various
organizations. Groups can then bag or use the mulch. None of the waste resulting from our tree trimming is sent to a
Energy Efficiency's Trees Please! program offers tree-planting grants to local communities to purchase trees. MidAmerican also supports the Trees for Kids and Trees for Teens programs that are administered by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and help children learn about the value of trees.
MidAmerican is committed to the beautification of our communities and strives to promote the benefits of trees, including improved air quality and better energy efficiency.