Celebrate new year with flowering trees

Published 11:29 am Wednesday, January 16, 2019

by Danny Cohn

Local residents can ring in the new year with 10 flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January.

An Eastern redbud is among the trees that are available this month from the Arbor Day Foundation. — Submitted | Arbor Day Foundation

By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive 10 free flowering trees or five crapemyrtles.

The flowering trees include: two Sargent crabapples, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns and three white flowering dogwoods.

“These stunning trees will beautify your home with lovely flowers of pink, yellow and white colors,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “These trees are perfect for large and small spaces.”

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

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Feb. 1 to May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch tall trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.

Members will also receive a subscription to the Foundation’s bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care.

To become a member of the Foundation and to receive the trees, send a $10 contribution by Thursday, Jan. 31 to:

Ten Flowering Trees

Arbor Day Foundation

100 Arbor Ave.,

Nebraska City, NE 68410

Local residents can also join online at arborday.org/January.

DANNY COHN is a spokesman for the Arbor Day Foundation. Contact him at 402-473-9563 or dcohn@arborday.org.