Trees for Troops 2020

The Christmas Spirit Foundation reported that FedEx will not be shipping trees overseas this year. They will, however, be delivering trees domestically to 79 bases and stations that have requested nearly 20,000 trees. In past years, Indiana has served as the kick-off point for the international shipping which has taken place at Dull’s Tree Farm near Thorntown. Due to the changes in the program by the Christmas Spirit Foundation, Indiana’s participation was somewhat different this year.

ICTGA board member Lance Sambol served as the 2020 Trees for Troops state coordinator for two pickup locations in Indiana. Piney Acres Farm and Hensler Nursery have served as Trees for Troops drop-off locations for the past 10 years. This year Rex and Janice Zenor agreed to serve as the FedEx pickup location for the central Indiana area and Joe Hensler and Scott Heeren provided a second FedEx pickup location at Hensler Nursery near Hamlet which is in the north central part of the state.

In addition to ICTGA members donating trees for the program, several tree farms are collecting donations for the Trees for Troops program. The following ICTGA members donated trees and/or are collecting money during tree sales for the 2020 program. There are other members that collect money and send it directly to the Christmas Spirit Foundation so they may not be listed here. The association thanks all its members for supporting the Trees for Troops program in various ways for so many years.

Farms participating farms in Trees for Troops 2020 program:

  • Bohman Christmas Tree Farm – Mike & Sondra Bohman, Greensburg

  • Dull's Tree Farm – Tom & Kerry Dull, Thorntown

  • Egolf Christmas Trees – Joanna Clindaniel & Abby Rohmiller, Wanatah

  • Emmanuel Tree Farm – Don & Karen Beckwith, Trafalgar 

  • Hensler Nursery – Joe Hensler & Scott Heeren, Hamlet

  • Hobble's Christmas Trees - Bill & Elaine Hobble, Jamestown

  • Hoff Christmas Trees – David & Michelle Hoff, Sunman

  • Lees Trees – Lee & Alicia Van Vuren, Wheatfield

  • Millbrook Tree Farm – Brent & Cara Reed, Yorktown

  • Northline Tree Company – Brian Brown, Kingman

  • Piney Acres Farm – Rex & Janice Zenor, Fortville

  • Potter's the Family Tree – Brian Potter & Laurel Whetstone, Akron

  • Roberts Tree Farm – Jerry & Libby Roberts, Seymour

  • Robinson Farm – Daniel & Joyce Robinson, Straughn  

  • Sambol’s Tree Farm – Lance & Susan Sambol, Fortville

  • Sickels Tree Farm – Duane & Marcia Sickels, Lynn

  • St. Joe Christmas Tree Farm – Mike & Judy Reifenberg, Ft. Wayne

  • Tower Family Christmas Trees – Ed & Cathy Tower, Columbus

  • Traditions Tree Farm – Corey & Amy Calvert, Rochester

  • Yakey Tree Farm – Milt & Jane Yakey, Fishers