The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up your fall by offering five free crapemyrtle trees when you join the Foundation in October.



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.



“Crape myrtles 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. “Crape myrtles 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 crape myrtle trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Five Crape myrtles, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Oct. 31, 2012, or join online at arborday.org/october.