Free Foliage For All

Red maple
Red maple

Everyone from New York who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program. Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees, which benefits the environment and improves quality of life. With nearly one million members and supporters, the Arbor Day Foundation is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees.

Colorado blue spruce
Colorado blue spruce

Everyone joining this month will receive an eastern redbud, white pine, sugar maple, white flowering dogwood, pin oak, red maple, river birch, silver maple, northern red oak and Colorado blue spruce.

“This group of trees was carefully selected to yield year-round benefits in New York, including beautiful spring flowers, cool summer shade, spectacular autumn colors, winter berries and nesting sites for songbirds,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.
“These trees will also add to the proud heritage of New York’s 112 Tree City USA communities,” Harris continued. “For the past 39 years, Tree City USA has supported effective urban forestry management across New York, and planting these trees will enhance the state’s tree-planting tradition.”

White flowering dogwood
White flowering dogwood

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Easy-to-follow planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.

New members of the Arbor Day Foundation will also receive The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care.
To receive the 10 free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Sept. 30 or join online at www.arborday.org/september.

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