Farley receives grant to replace trees

A grant will help a Dubuque County community replace trees lost to an invasive pest.

The group Farley Trees Forever is receiving $2,380 from Alliant Energy’s Branching Out grant program, according to a press release. The funds will be used to replace trees lost to the emerald ash borer, along with trees that were removed for a road project.

Farley is one of 37 Iowa communities to receive grants from the program, which is a partnership between Alliant and Trees Forever.

The program is awarding $206,000 total to help communities select and plant a diverse mix of trees. This year’s funds will help communities plant trees to replace those destroyed by the 2020 derecho or the emerald ash borer.