A local energy provider is once again giving out grants for the planting of trees. Alliant Energy has announced its fall 2012 Branching Out Recipients. Since Alliant and Trees Forever started the program in 1989, 1.1 million trees and seedlings have been planted. One of the upcoming projects is in Columbus Junction. Volunteers will be planting $2,000 worth of trees around the new horse arena at the Louisa County Fairgrounds.