Member Note of Gratitude, the Majestic Crapemyrtle

image 1 CMGreat story from one of our members who joined several years ago and out of the blue, followed up with a generous donation.

“We write to you in appreciation and in awe of what our contribution several years ago has accomplished, and what we hope will inspire others to follow suit and contribute to the Arbor Day Foundation. Here is our endowment of gratitude for the beauty that has resulted from that small investment.image 2 CM

About 6-8 years ago we saw an advertisement to contribute $10 to the Arbor Day Foundation and receive several trees as a gift. We’re concerned about the deforestation of our planet, so we sent a contribution not expecting much; In exchange we received five young trees. With good humor we planted them. They grew and grew, and grew; four years later, the results are majestic: five magnificent 12-foot tall crapemyrtles now grace our steep mountainside yard.

Thank you so much for all you’re doing for our planet. We are in desperate shape and need lots of help!”

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2 Comments

  1. Sirs: I had taken your survey in 8/2013 and send you a check for $20.00 donation. I had expected some reply from you of the free trees and also about the coffee to be given away.. I am STILL waiting!!!!!
    Darryl Yohn
    P.S. any further donations from me will not be forthcoming but comments to others will begin in the future!

    • Hello Darryl,

      Our fall shipping season has not started yet. To be sure your bare root trees arrive in a strong and healthy condition, we ship them in a dormant or “sleeping” state. This means your trees have experienced 2-3 hard frosts and are already prepared to withstand the cold winter conditions. For a better idea of when to expect your trees visit http://shop.arborday.org/ShippingSchedule.aspx to find out your hardiness zone.