Everyone from New Jersey who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.
Trees for America is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation that encourages anyone to help the environment by planting trees. The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to planting trees.
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.
“We selected this group of trees to provide benefits during all four seasons in New Jersey: lovely spring flowers, cool summer shade, spectacular autumn colors, and winter berries and nesting sites for songbirds,” said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Foundation. “These trees will also add to the proud heritage of New Jersey’s 156 Tree City USA communities. For 34 years, Tree City USA has supported community forestry across New Jersey, and planting these trees will enhance this 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 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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