A tree farm in Michigan is spreading holiday cheer by sending nearly 600 Christmas trees to military families in a state hundreds of miles away.
Volunteers took to the Wahmhoff Farm Nursery in Gobles, Mi., Monday to load pine and fir trees onto trucks, which are slated to transport the trees to families at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The event was part of the broader Trees for Troops program, Dan Wahmhoff, the president and owner of the nursery, said. “It’s an event we’ve been doing since 2005. We’re just one of the participants,” he said, adding other farms in the area also bring trees to the Wahmhoff Farm Nursery to be donated.
In 2017, more than 17,000 Christmas trees were delivered to 70 military bases across the country, according to the Christmas Spirit Foundation, which runs the Trees for Troops program.