Residents in Iowa can celebrate the New Year with 10 free, flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation anytime during the month of January.
New members will receive two Sargent crabapple, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns, and three white flowering dogwoods.
The free trees are part of the Foundation’s Trees for Amercia campaign.
Trees will be shipped postpaid between Feb. 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6-12-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 tree planting and care.
Those interested in becoming a member can send a $10 check to Ten Free Flowering Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE, 68410 by Jan. 31. Iowa residents can also join online at arborday.org/january.