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Energy Companies Want to Help You Plant a Tree
DES MOINES, Iowa - If you're looking to add a little extra "green" to your yard, you might want to turn to your energy company. Both MidAmerican and Alliant Energy offer tree-planting programs to customers, and this fall, they'll be distributing thousands. "We found that trees can not only beautify your landscape, and are good for the environment, but they can also help reduce your heating and cooling costs," said Ashton Newman with MidAmerican. "So, trees provide shade for your home on hot summer days, and then windbreak during the winter."