Ten free oak trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during the month of April. The free oaks are part of the non-profit foundation's Trees for America campaign, and are being given in recognition of the oak's selection as the People's Choice for America's National Tree.
More than 440,000 people made their selection in the vote for America's National Tree, hosted by the Arbor Day Foundation between January 1 and National Arbor Day 2001. The oak was the commanding favorite, winning with 101,000 votes, with the redwood earning second-place honors with nearly 81,000 votes.
"The American people chose well, and carefully, in selecting this oak," said John Rosenow, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Oaks have been long prized for their shade, beauty, and lumber. Today, more than ever in our history, the oak's strength, longevity, and grace make it a fitting national symbol. These are also the reasons we're proud to offer this special oak membership package."
The ten trees include two red oaks, two pin oaks, two bur oaks, two scarlet oaks, and, two willow oaks.
The free trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in April or May, and will include planting instructions. The six- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.
To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free National Tree package, send a $10 contribution to TEN FREE OAK TREES, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE, 68410, by April 30.
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