Golden Rain Tree http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Why That Free Tree Might Not Be Such A Gift http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-free-tree-might-not-be-such-gift <p>When you join the Arbor Day Foundation, you get 10 free trees as a gift.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some local conservationists want the foundation to rethink the offerings for St. Louis.</span></p><p>The foundation picks the trees based on what grows best in the climate, while avoiding invasive species. But two years ago, horticulturist Besa Schweitzer noticed that <a href="http://www.arborday.org/shopping/memberships/PackageDescription.cfm?PackageID=16">one package</a> included golden rain tree. And that had her puzzled.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:44:07 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 12659 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why That Free Tree Might Not Be Such A Gift