Here’s an ideal way to get into the mood for spring planting: Join

the Arbor Day Foundation and receive 10 free trees to plant when the weather

turns warm.

Every person from Texas who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in

February 2012 will receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees.

“Redbuds will add beauty to landscapes across Texas for years

to come,” said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day

Foundation. “They will also add to the proud heritage of Texas’ 73 Tree

City USA communities.

For more than 30 years, Tree City USA has supported community

forestry across Texas, and planting these lovely redbuds will add to this

important tree-planting tradition.”

The 10 free Eastern redbud trees are part of the nonprofit

Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

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.

Arbor Day Foundation members also receive a subscription to the

Foundation’s colorful bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book,

which contains information about tree planting and care.

To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees,

send a $10 contribution to TEN FREE EASTERN REDBUD TREES, Arbor Day Foundation,

100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by February 29, 2012, or visit