Arbor Day Foundation giving away trees

By The Mercury

The Arbor Day Foundation is giving trees to new members. During the month of August, everyone who joins the foundation and donates $10 will receive 10 Colorado Blue Spruce trees.

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the appropriate time for planting, which is between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or will be replaced free of charge by the foundation.

“Colorado blue spruce trees provide homeowners with numerous benefits,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “They can be used as an energy-saving windbreak, for privacy, as ornamental trees and even as living Christmas trees out in the yard. They truly provide year-round beauty for any landscape.”

New members of the foundation will also receive “The Tree Book,” which includes information about tree planting and care, and a subscription to “Arbor Day,” the foundation’s bimonthly publication.

To receive the free Colorado Blue Spruce trees, send $10 membership contribution to Ten Free Blue Spruces, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Aug. 31 or visit the foundation’s website.

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