The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easier for people to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees.
Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free white pine trees or 10 white flowering dogwood trees.
"White pine trees or white flowering dogwoods will add beauty to your home throughout the year," said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Dogwoods are known for their showy spring flowers and red berries that attract songbirds during winter. White pine trees are fast-growing landscape trees that will break heavy winds, making them an ideal addition to any yard."
The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's "Trees for America" campaign.
With planting instructions included, the trees will be shipped at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.
Arbor Day Foundation members also receive a subscription to Arbor Day, the foundation's bimonthly publication, and "The Tree Book," which contains 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 White Pine or 10 Free Dogwood Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410. Apply by March 31. Join online at arborday.org/march.