Christmas Trees for Troops

For the past 10 years, the Ellms Family has coordinated the ‘Trees for Troops” effort in eastern New York.  Since 2005, more than 157,000 free, farm-grown Christmas Trees have been provided to troops and military families in the United States and overseas through Trees for Troops. Thousands of trees are donated by American farm families and the public, and FedEx delivers these trees to more than 60 military bases in the U.S. and overseas. FedEx has logged more than 573,000 ground miles for the Trees for Troops program.

In 2015 Ellms’ Christmas Trees will again be the pick-up point for trees donated by eastern New York Christmas tree farmers. For more information and participation, visit the National Christmas Tree Growers website, or