Get a “Back-Up” Tree

A popular tree-planting program is coming to Burlington October 12th.

The program will be offering landscape quality trees at discounts to Alliant Energy customers. The city of Burlington has more than 900 ash trees… and most know of the dreaded emerald ash borer that was reported earlier this summer in Burlington, which destroys ash trees.

The Iowa DNR recommends planting trees of another species within 30 feet of an ash if you have one, just in case it becomes infested. The program is called “Operation Re-Leaf” and you’ll be able to purchase trees for $25 a piece…which is cheaper than the $65-125 they are normally sold for. Again the event is October 12th at the Armory on Summer Street in Burlington from 8-10am.