For home and commercial energy inspections, rebates, and other energy efficiency questions.
Energy Services Advisor
3205 Cedar Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
Trees are terrific! Besides being beautiful, trees are also helpful. They support the environment by absorbing carbon dioxide, improving soil and water conservation and providing wildlife habitat. Trees also provide shade and can serve as a windbreak— which helps reduce energy costs.
Because of all of the benefits trees provide, MPW proudly sponsors Muscatine Branching Out, a local chapter of non-profit, Trees Forever, an Iowa-based environmental organization committed to supporting groups engage in locally-led projects that care for and plant trees. They’ve provided over 10 million dollars in funding and assistance to local volunteers and landowners since the organization began in 1989.
Locally, Muscatine Branching Out plants trees throughout Muscatine and organizes an annual shade tree sale open to all in our community. MPW’s partnership with and annual monetary contribution to Muscatine Branching Out is just one example of our commitment to energy efficiency and saving.
When an annual sale is occurring, more information is placed on this page, generally in the Spring and in the Fall, with details and a form you can download to order and the maximum order limit is 2 trees per household. When ordering, all checks should be made payable to Muscatine Branching Out. Cash and checks are accepted and notifications of your order are sent from Muscatine Branching Out prior to your pickup date.
To learn more about MPW’s energy efficiency programs, visit our Energy Smarts page.
Beyond beautification and energy savings, it’s also important to remember how trees, their branches and root systems interact with overhead and underground infrastructure as well as neighboring properties and structures.
MPW has put together a helpful guide to the placement of trees for the maximum energy efficiency benefit as well as safety. View the guide here