It's good for the environment and it's good for you. MidAmerican Energy's 'Plant Some Shade®' discounted trees are now available for order, and you can do it online.

Through the Plant Some Shade® program, customers can purchase up to two, 3- to 8-foot landscape trees for $30 each. Species still available include swamp white oak, northern hackberry, American hornbeam, and eastern hemlock.

Tree order forms are available at www.midamericanenergy.com/ia-res-trees.aspx.

Advance purchase is required. Trees will be available for pickup on Thursday, May 4th, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Waterloo Leisure Services, 1101 Campbell Avenue. To ensure all MidAmerican Energy customers have the opportunity to participate, tree purchases are initially limited to two trees per household. In the event additional trees are available on distribution day, they will be released for purchase at 4 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis until all trees are sold.

The Plant Some Shade program promotes long-term energy savings by encouraging residents to plant trees around their homes. Strategically placed deciduous trees provide shade on hot summer days, easing the cooling load on air conditioners, while conifers shield homes from blustery Iowa winter winds. Plant Some Shade is funded by MidAmerican Energy in partnership with Waterloo Leisure Services and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Forestry Bureau.

For more information please contact Waterloo Leisure Services at (319) 291-4370.