Along with a new month comes an opportunity to turn over a new leaf, as it were.
The Arbor Day Foundation is urging tree lovers to not only “enjoy the majesty of fall” but also to join the foundation in its celebration of classic autumn trees.
Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in October will receive 10 trees for free: two sugar maples, two red maples, and one each of scarlet oak, sweet gum, northern red oak, silver maple, white flowering dogwood and Washington hawthorn.
The free trees are part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stewardship through the planting of trees.
“Members will especially enjoy these trees during the autumn months, because they’ll add abundant, vibrant color to any yard or landscape for years to come,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation, in a press release.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between November 1 and December 10. The 6- to 12-inch specimens are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions will be enclosed with each shipment.
To receive them, send a $10 membership contribution to Autumn Classics Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by October 31, or join online at arborday.org/october.