While there is no substitute for families spending time together, the Trees for Troops program gives just a little joy to service members and their families during the Christmas season.
This year, Trees for Troops provided 17,051 free, real Christmas Trees to military families and troops, bringing our total since the inception of the program to more than 139,000 trees. This year's trees were delivered by FedEx to 62 military bases in the U.S. and Middle East, covering every branch of the armed services. In 2013 New York State Christmas tree farmers donated 1,254 trees from 140 farms from six FedEx pickup points.
Last year a real Christmas tree from one of our New York farms was filmed by NBC Nightly News from being harvested all the way to a military family's home.