The free trees are part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stewardship through tree planting.
“Crapemyrtles are especially beautiful in the fall and were selected for this campaign because of their elegant color and form,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Crapemyrtles make an attractive addition to the home landscape.”
The trees will be shipped postpaid between Nov. 1 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.
To receive the free crapemyrtle trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Five Crapemyrtles, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by October 31, 2013, or join online at arborday.org/october.