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Operation ReLeaf offering trees

Aug 02, 2017

Alliant Energy customers are eligible to purchase up to two trees for $25 each (average retail cost per tree is $65.00) with the remaining cost funded through a grant from Alliant Energy). Advance purchase is recommended. In the event that additional trees are available on distribution day, they will be released for purchase at 9 a.m. on a first come/first served basis or until all trees are sold. Trees must be picked up on 9/23/2017 between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Jefferson County Fairgrounds (2606 W Burlington Ave, Fairfield). Any trees not picked up by 10:30 a.m. on distribution day will be considered a donation to the Jefferson County Extension.

Trees are non-refundable, exchanges will not be accepted, and plant material is under no warranty and/or guarantee.

In exchange for the Customer’s participation in this program, Customer agrees that! lliant Energy, Iowa DNR, or Jefferson County Extension shall not be liable, in contract, tort, and strict liability otherwise, for any damages arising out of the administration of this program. Alliant Energy makes no warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to any material supplied under this program. Operation ReLeaf is a partnership initiative funded by Alliant Energy and administered by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources — Forestry and Jefferson County Extension

Applications and payments are due by Sept. 15 to Jefferson County Extension.

Don’t purchase a tree that will be doomed to an early death by improper planting; attend a short free workshop to learn the most common errors that will kill your tree! One lucky workshop participant will receive a free landscape tree to be raffled off at the end of the workshop. Workshop begins at 9:45 a.m., to register send an email to laura.wagner@dnr.iowa.gov.

TREES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE (300 trees available) — Shade trees are 5-8 feet tall in 7-0 gallon containers; Conifers and ornamentals are 3-5 feet tall.

Quaking Aspen


Honeylocust ‘Skyline’

Kentucky Coffeetree


Scarlet Oak

Silver Linden

Serviceberry ‘! utumn Brilliance’

Edible Cherry ‘Northstar’

Royal Star Magnolia

Dawn Redwood (deciduous conifer)

Bald Cypress (deciduous conifer)


Alliant Energy’s Operation ReLeaf is a program to help Alliant Energy customers save energy in their homes using trees to provide shade during the summer and create wind breaks during the winter. For maximum energy efficiency, shade trees should be planted within 30 feet of the east and west and evergreens should be planted as a windbreak on the north and west of your home.

Call 811 before you dig. 811 is the national phone number that initiates the free process of locating and marking the underground utility lines in your yard. It is required by law that you contact 811, Iowa One Call 1-800-292-8989 or iowaonecall.com at least three business days before you dig.

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