Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees for membership

Posted Sept. 05, 2011, at 10:07 p.m.

As part of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign, everyone from Maine who joins the foundation in September will receive 10 free trees.

Trees for America is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation that encourages everyone to plant trees to help the environment. The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to planting trees, with more than 1 million members nationwide.

Everyone who joins 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 were selected to provide benefits throughout the year in Maine — beautiful spring flowers, cool summer shade, spectacular autumn colors and winter berries and nesting sites for songbirds,” said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. “These trees also will add to the proud heritage of Maine’s 85 Tree City USA communities. For 35 years, Tree City USA has supported community forestry across Maine, and planting these trees will enhance the state’s tree-planting tradition.”

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 also will 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 http://arborday.org/september.

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