Ten free Colorado blue spruce trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during August 2004.
The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundations Trees for America campaign.
Colorado blue spruces were selected for this campaign because of their many uses in the home landscape, said John Rosenow, the Foundations president. They lend beauty to their surroundings with their silver blue-green color and compact conical shape. They can be used as individual ornaments, an energy-saving windbreak, a privacy screen, or as living Christmas trees.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10 with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.
Members also receive a subscription to the Foundations colorful bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book with information about tree planting and care.
To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Blue Spruces, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Aug. 31. Or join online at www.arborday.org.