There's no better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than by planting trees, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for people to participate.
Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in March will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for America campaign.
"White flowering dogwoods will add year-round beauty to your home and neighborhood," said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.
"Dogwoods have showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage, and red berries which attract songbirds all winter."
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between March 1 and May 31 with enclosed planting instructions. The six to twelve inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Members also receive a subscription to Arbor Day, the Foundation's monthly publication, and The Tree Book with information about tree planting and care.
To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to TEN FREE DOGWOOD TREES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by March 31, 2010. Or join online at www.arborday.org/March.
We all can agree that there's beauty and value in trees of all kinds.