Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation during August 2009 will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees.

The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stewardship through the planting of trees.

“White flowering dogwoods will add year-round beauty to homes and neighborhoods,” said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Dogwoods have showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage, and red berries that attract songbirds all winter long.”

The trees will be shipped postpaid between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10, at the right time for planting. The 6-to-12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.

New members of the Arbor Day Foundation also receive The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care, and Arbor Day, the Foundation’s bimonthly publication.

To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Dogwoods, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Aug. 31, or join online at www.arborday.org.