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It won't be long and the summer heat will have us turning on the air conditioners to keep cool. If you want to cut down on energy consumption, the Scott County Conservation Board is sponsoring a "pPant Some Shade" program, funded by MidAmerican Energy and administered by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Trees will be offered to MidAmerican customers living in Iowa at the reduced cost of $30 each, with a two tree limit per household.

MidAmerican says shade produced by trees can reduce the air temperature by up to 9 degrees. Providing shade on an air conditioner can increase efficiency by 10 percent.

Some of the trees being offered include Red Oak, Sugar Maple, Norway Spruce and Liberty Apple. Quantities are limited. For more information or an order form go to the Scott County Conservation website page.

Trees must be picked up on April 24 between 4 and 6 p.m.

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