Louisiana residents joining the Arbor Day Foundation in February will receive 10 free redbud trees.
The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.
“Redbuds will help beautify Louisiana for many years to come,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “They will also add to the proud heritage of Louisiana’s existing Tree City USA communities.”
The Tree City USA program has supported community forestry throughout the country for the past 40 years.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge, a news release said.
Members also receive a subscription to the Foundation’s bimonthly publication, called Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which contains information about planting and care.
To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send $10 to Ten Free Eastern Redbud Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Feb. 29, or visit arborday.org/february.