Arbor Day foundation offers free trees

Ten free flowering trees will be given to residents of Kansas who become members of the Arbor Day Foundation during January.

The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation?s ?Trees for America? campaign.

Those who join the foundation in January will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds, and two goldenraintrees.

?These compact trees were selected for planting in large or small spaces,? said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. ?They will give your home in Kansas the beauty of lovely pink, white, and yellow flowers?and also provide winter berries and nesting sites for songbirds.”

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between Feb. 1 and May 31 with enclosed instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced without charge.

Members also receive a subscription to the Arbor Day Foundation?s bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care.

To become a member of the foundation and to receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Flowering Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Jan. 31.

Kansas residents can also join online at

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