Pottawattamie Conservation is offering a Residential Tree Program this spring in conjunction with the Iowa DNR and Council Bluffs Trees Forever.
In addition to being beautiful, properly placed trees shade your home in summer and block the wind in winter. A total of 300 trees are available to purchase at $25 each and there is a limit of two trees per household. Shade trees are five to eight feet tall in seven to 10-gallon containers. Conifers and ornamentals are three to five feet tall in five to seven-gallon containers.
To purchase trees, residents must click the link below and fill out the online form by May 14th.
Trees must be picked up on Saturday, May 21st between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Harrah's Casino, 1 Harrah's Blvd., Council Bluffs.
For maximum energy savings, plant shade trees within 30 feet of the east and west of your home. Plant evergreens as a windbreak on the north and west of your home. Contact Iowa One Call at 1-800-292-8989 or online at least three business days before you dig. They’ll send someone to locate underground utility lines for you. This is a free service.
Residents are also invited to attend a short, free workshop to learn the best way and place to plant a tree. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. on May 21st. Register today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that trees are non-refundable, exchanges cannot be accepted, and plant material is under no warranty and/or guarantee. Any trees not picked up by 10:30 a.m. on distribution day will be considered a donation to Pottawattamie County Conservation. In the event that additional trees are available on distribution day, they will be released for purchase at 8:30 a.m. on a first-come/first-served basis or until all trees are sold.
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