Iowans can ring in the New Year by joining the Arbor Day Foundation anytime during January and receive 10 free flowering trees.
By joining the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapple, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns, three white flowering dogwoods.
"These beautiful trees will give your Iowa home lovely flowers with pink, yellow and white colors," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "These trees are perfect for large and small spaces, and they will provide food and habitat for songbirds."
The free trees are part of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between February 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The six- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.
Members also receive a subscription to the foundation’s bimonthly publication, "Arbor Day," and "The Tree Book," which includes information about tree planting and care.
To become a member of the Arbor Day Foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to: Ten Free Flowering Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb. 68410, by Jan. 31, 2014. Iowa residents can also join online at arborday.org/january.