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January 5, 1998

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Free River Birch Trees

  Ten free river birch trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during January, 1998. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for America campaign. "River birches will add year-round beauty to your home and neighborhood," John Rosenow, the Foundation's president, said. "Their cinnamon-colored, exfoliating bark and informal appearance give a natural look to a garden or planted area."
  
   The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between Feb. 1 and May 31 with enclosed planting instructions. The six to twelve 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 with 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 River Birch Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 10 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Jan. 31, 1998.