Chub Lake Tree Farm in Carlton is again participating in Trees for Troops on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2. Volunteers from the C-Troop, 1st Squadron, 94th Calvary National Guard unit in Cloquet will help at the event.
The farm has participated in Trees for Troops since it started 14 years ago. It sends Christmas trees to military families around the world. Started through the efforts of The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation (the charitable branch of the National Christmas Tree Association) and FedEx, more than 208,000 trees have been donated by Christmas tree farms, retailers and their customers, according to the Chub Lake Tree Farm website.
FedEx delivers the trees to more than 65 military bases in the U.S. and overseas, in every branch of the armed services.
The Chub Lake Tree Farm has provided more than 1,100 trees to military families stationed in the U.S. This year, the farm will have a Trees for Troops donation jar next to its cash register for contributions to fund additional trees for the families.
The Chub Lake Tree Farm, 1867 E. Chub Lake Road, opened for the season Nov. 23. It's open daily from 10 a.m. to dark. Contact the farm at 218-384-4549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.