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Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees
Oklahoman Published: March 22, 2014

In brief


Group giving away trees

National Arbor Day is April 25 this year, and the Arbor Day Foundation is offering 10 free shade trees to anyone who joins the foundation in April. New members receive the following trees: red oak, sugar maple, weeping willow, bald cypress, thornless honey locust, pin oak, river birch, tuliptree, silver maple and red maple. The trees will be shipped postpaid with planting instructions at the right time for planting in April or May. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free. To become a member of the foundation and receive the trees, send $10 to Ten Free Shade Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by April 30 or visit




are invited

For more than 30 years, Oklahomans who are engaged in the agricultural industry have enhanced their leadership skills through participation in the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program. Applications are being accepted for Class XVII. The program is open to Oklahoma men and women between the ages of 25 and their mid-40s to early 50s who are engaged in production agriculture or a related agricultural business. Applications are available at Deadline is May 1. The 20-month program consists of seminars and study tours in Oklahoma, Kansas, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., and a two-week international experience. For more information, call Edmond Bonjour at (405) 744-8134, email at or visit


Oklahoma City

Arthritis event set

A Juvenile Arthritis Family Day is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Cafe 501, 5825 NW Grand Blvd. The events target parents of children who have been diagnosed with arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability, and offers updates from Arthritis Foundation staff on national and regional initiatives for families. It also provides an opportunity to meet and network with other parents. The event is free. Register online at



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