Strategically planted trees protect buildings from the elements throughout the year, which saves energy. The less energy needed, the greater the savings will be on energy bills in the long run.
Our Trees Please! program promotes energy efficiency by providing windbreaks and shade to common areas such as publicly owned properties, schools and community spaces.
How to become a Trees Please! Participant
Applicants must be an Iowa municipality in MidAmerican Energy's service territory
. The standard Trees Please! grant is $1,000 per community and is awarded through an application process.
Trees purchased with program grants must provide energy efficiency benefits. Grant applications are sent to communities in the fall. Grants for tree-planting projects will be awarded the following spring.
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 www.call811.com.
Tree Planting, Landscaping Safety
If you’re looking to plant a new tree or put in new landscaping, consider electrical infrastructure such as electric poles and transformer boxes that may be around you, and make sure to plant a safe distance away to avoid any hazards and allow for accessibility. Learn more