Communities across most of Iowa that are looking to “spruce” up their look can apply for grants through the “Trees Please” program. It’s run by MidAmerican Energy, where Rick Leuthauser is the manager of energy efficiency programs.Leuthauser says the program has been operating in Iowa about ten years and has provided many thousands of trees to dozens of communities. He says there are a variety of benefits communities can enjoy by adding some greenery.Leuthauser says the amount of each community’s grant will be determined after all of applications are received. The deadline to request an application is September 21st.For more details on the program, call 800 434-4017.
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