Rhode Island residents can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2013.
By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two golden rain trees.
The free trees are part of the Foundation's Trees for America campaign.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Feb. 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 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 information about tree planting and care.
To become a member of the Foundation and to receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to TEN FREE FLOWERING TREES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Jan. 31, 2013. Rhode Island residents can also join online at arborday.org/january.