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Marion County Conservation, Iowa DNR, and Alliant Energy are partnering to bring low-cost, high quality landscape trees to residents of Marion County through a program called Operation ReLeaf. 

Increasing the urban tree canopy has many benefits for the community, including:

·        Reducing storm water runoff, which lessens the load on water treatment and reduces flooding

·        Increasing property values

·        Filtering and purifying water to increase water quality

·        Reducing heating and cooling costs of buildings by up to 10%

If you have any questions, feel free to call or e-mail.  More Details are below:

Landscape Trees are $25.00 per tree (retailing for $65.00 - $100.00 per tree) with a limit of 2 trees per household.  Orders are taken on a first come, first serve basis, so place your order today!  

Marion County Operation ReLeaf Applications are now available!

Event Location:  Cordova County Park located near Otley

Thursday, October 13th between 4:30 and 6:30 pm

For order information contact sedwards@co.marion.ia.us

Species are:

Tuliptree, Red Oak, River Birch, Zelkova, Sugar Maple

Flowering Ornamentals



Norway Spruce


Tree Order Form ~ Fall 2011


Marion County Conservation Board

Attn: Steve Edwards

214 East Main, 4

Knoxville, IA 50138

641/ 828-2213

Alliant Energy customers are eligible to purchase trees for $25.00 each

sedwards@co.marion.ia.us average retail cost per tree is $65.00 with the remaining cost funded through a grant from Alliant Energy). Tree purchase is initially limited to two (2) trees per household to ensure all customers have an opportunity to purchase trees. Advance purchase is recommended. In the event that additional trees are available on distribution day, they will be released for purchase at 8:00 a.m. on a first come/first served basis, or until all trees are sold. Trees must be picked up on Thursday, October 13th between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm at Cordova County Park. Any trees not picked up by 6:30 pm on distribution day will be considered a donation to Marion County Conservation. 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 Alliant Energy, Iowa DNR or the Marion County Conservation Board shall not be liable, in contract, tort and strict liability or 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 – Bureau of Forestry along with the Marion County Conservation Board.

* Please complete the application below.

Return with a check for $25 (one tree) or $50 (two trees) payable to Marion County Conservation Board. No credit card or cash orders, please.


Red Oak (can be 70’ tall, 50’ wide) – 50 offered

River Birch Clump Form (can be 70’ tall, 50’ wide) 50 offered

Tuliptree (can be 90’ tall, 40’ wide) 25 Available

Sugar Maple ‘Green Mountain’(up to 75’ tall, 50’ wide) 50 offered

Zelkova (can be 80’ high, 75’ wide) 50 offerred

Redbud  (grows to 25’ tall 25’ wide) - 50 offered (can be 70 ft tall, 30 ft wide) 50 offered

Norway Spruce

Clip and return with payment to the Marion County Conservation Board--

CHOICE OF TREE SPECIES (Can mean two of the same species.)

Please fill in the tree species in order of preference.

List only those tree(s) you are willing to accept.

Tree #1    1st Choice:                                                      2nd Choice:

Tree #2  1st Choice:                                                        2nd Choice:


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