Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from Wisconsin who joins the Foundation in February 2016 will receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm.
The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.
“Redbuds will help beautify Wisconsin for many years to come,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “They will also add to the proud heritage of Wisconsin’s existing Tree City USA communities.”
The Tree City USA program has supported community forestry throughout the country for the past 40 years.
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 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.
Members also receive a subscription to the Foundation’s colorful bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which contains information about planting and care.
To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Eastern Redbud Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Feb. 29, 2016, or visit arborday.org/february.