Tyler's roses are gorgeous, how about some trees to balance out all that great flora?  The Arbor Day Foundation will send you lots of free trees that are right for the East Texas climate, guaranteed to grow in Tyler. Here's how to get 'em!

When you join the Arbor Day Foundation in April, they'll send ten free trees your way to plant in your back yard.  Or, if your green thumb is on the fritz, you can choose to send the trees to someone else to enjoy.

I did this about five years ago, and they sent me some beautiful trees with names that I recognized.  My mom did not pass down the green thumb, but I did my best with the little tiny seedlings when they arrived.  They did catch on and grow, and remained disease free and endured the weather and started to thrive, til I moved.  My bad.

The cost to join the Arbor Day Foundation starts at ten bucks and then the free trees arrive in early May at a time when the Arbor Day folks decide the time is right for planting in East Texas.  And they are the experts on these things.

Some of the types include Eastern Redcedar, River Birch, Oak, Live Oak, Baldcypress, White Dogwood, and other flowering trees.

Check out the Arbor Day Foundation's membership page for more. The East Texas birds will thank you.