Everyone who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation during August 2007 will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees.
The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundations Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stewardship through the planting of trees.
Colorado blue spruce trees were selected for this campaign because of their many uses in home landscapes, said John Rosenow, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. They lend beauty to their surroundings with their silver blue-green color and compact conical shape. They can be used as individual ornamentals, an energy-saving windbreak, a privacy screen, or as living Christmas trees.
The trees will be shipped postpaid between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10, the right time for planting. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.
Members of the Arbor Day Foundation will also receive The Tree Book with information about tree planting and care.
To receive the free trees, send $10 to Ten Blue Spruces, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Aug. 31, or go online to www.arborday.org.
from the Aug 1-7, 2007, issue