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Plant Trees, Save Energy

Planting trees can add beauty to your home and also can reduce your heating and cooling costs. Planting trees also improves air quality and helps protect and replenish the soil.

Download our Tree Information Booklet for tips on how to select the right tree location, the right tree for your yard, recommended trees for the Midwest region, how to prepare the site and proper tree care.

Trees Please!

Put the power of shade to work in your community by applying for tree-planting grants. Our Trees Please! program promotes energy efficiency by providing windbreaks and shade while beautifying city-owned parks, roadways and other common areas within communities. Grant applications are sent to communities in the fall. Grants for tree-planting projects will be awarded the following spring.


Email or call 800-434-4017.

Call 811 Before You Dig

Before planting your tree, the law requires you to call 811 at least two business days before digging to make certain there are no utility lines or other equipment buried underground. For more information, visit