Arbor Day Foundation offering five free trees

Louisiana residents will receive five free crapemyrtle trees for becoming a member of the Arbor Day Foundation in January 2009.

The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

“Crapemyrtles were selected for this campaign because of their elegant color and form, making them an attractive addition to the home landscape in Louisiana,” said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “These small flowering trees boast perfect, six-petaled flowers of pink and red, with leaves that change from summer green to autumn red, orange, and yellow.”

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between February 1 and April 30 with enclosed planting instructions.

The six to twelve 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 includes information about tree planting and care.

To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to FIVE CRAPEMYRTLES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by January 31, 2009.

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