Everyone who joins will receive an eastern redbud, white pine, sugar maple, white flowering dogwood, pin oak, red maple, river birch, silver maple, northern red oak and Colorado blue spruce.
“This group of trees were selected to provide benefits throughout the year in Indiana: beautiful spring flowers, cool summer shade, spectacular autumn colors, and winter berries and nesting sites for songbirds,” said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. “These trees will also add to the proud heritage of Indiana’s 67 Tree City USA communities. For 35 years, Tree City USA has supported community forestry across Indiana, and planting these trees will enhance the state’s tree-planting tradition.”
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Easy-to-follow planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.
New members of the Arbor Day Foundation will also receive The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care.
To receive the 10 free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by September 30, or join online at arborday.org/september.