Free trees in September

Arbor Day Foundation offers free Arizona cypresses

Californians who join the Arbor Day Foundation during the month of September will be given 10 free Arizona cypress trees, as part of the nonprofit’s Trees for America program.

“Arizona cypress trees can be used as an ornamental tree, as a windbreak or privacy screen, or as a living Christmas tree in your landscape,” said the foundation’s founder and CEO, John Rosenow, in a press release. The 6- to 12-inch trees will ship between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10.

To participate, send $10 membership fee to Ten Arizona Cypresses, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Sept. 30. (Go to to join online.)