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    Trees can provide shade and windbreaks, and save buildings from high bills and an overworked air conditioner when planted in strategic places.
    Our Trees Please! program supports this effort by awarding grants to Iowa municipalities to plant trees near publicly owned properties like schools, libraries, city halls and more! 

    Since 1998, MidAmerican’s Trees Please! program has awarded more than $4.4 million in funding for trees. In 2022, 55 Iowa communities received grants totaling more than $100,000. 

    Program details

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    Applicants must be an Iowa municipality in our service area.
    MidAmerican’s Trees Please! grants provide communities $1,000 or more for tree planting projects.
    Applications are accepted in the fall and grants are awarded the following spring.
    Trees purchased with the Trees Please! grant should provide energy efficiency benefits.
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    Email: or call 800-434-4017. 
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    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

    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 hazards and allow for accessibility.