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Phil

Trees for Troops 2009

If you have been to the farm at Christmas and seen the postors you know we participate in the Christmas Spirit Foundation Trees for Troops program.  The results for last year (2009) are now in.

  • Christmas tree growers nationwide donated 16,651 trees!
  • There were about 800 participating farms from 29 states.
  • Trees were delivered (by Fed Ex) to 52 military bases representing all branches.  In addition, 280 trees were delivered to Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Trees for Troops tree finds a home

The Minnesota trees including those from Pinestead Tree Farms were delivered 
to Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.

More information can be found at:

        www.christmasspiritfoundation.org

        www.treesfortroops.org


Phil

MNCTA 2010 Winter Conference

We attended the Minnesota Christmas Tree Association winter conference last weekend.  It is held each year about this time (a summer convention is also held each July—more on that at that time).  The winter conference is focused on presentations and panels while the summer conference is focused on field activities.  This year we had both private industry and Univ. of Minn. speakers on topics as diverse as current economic conditions, business fundamentals, and web site requirements.

 

Helen especially liked a seminar on wreath making in which the speakers demonstrated making square wreaths for framing a window.  My favorite was the round table discussion sessions where growers could share insights and respond to the questions and concerns of other growers.  Spending time with fellow Christmas Tree growers always psychs me up for the spring planting season which is now only a little over a month away.