Arbor Day Foundation seeks new members

Eastern Redbud

Anyone who joins Arbor Day Foundation in February will receive 10 Norway spruce trees or 10 redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm.

The trees are part of the Foundation’s “Trees for America” campaign.

“These trees will help beautify your home for many years to come,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of Arbor Day Foundation. “The trees will also add to the proud heritage of your state’s existing Tree City USA communities.”

The Tree City USA program has supported community forestry throughout the country for more than 40 years.

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions, according to Harris. The 6 to 12 inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.

Members also receive a subscription to the Foundation’s colorful bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and “The Tree Book”, which contains information about planting and care.

To become a member of the Foundation and receive the trees visit arborday.org/February or send a $10 contribution by February 29th to: Ten Free Norway Spruce Trees or Ten Free Eastern Redbud Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410.