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December 02, 2022 - York, PA

Wolf Administration Kicks Off Trees for Troops Donation Weekend

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Col. Donald O'Shell, Director of Staff, Headquarters Pennsylvania Air National Guard, helped kick off the 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees in York, and encouraged Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families.

"It's prime holiday decorating time. As you search for a tree that feels right for your home, think about the servicemen and women who would enjoy a donated Christmas tree to serve as a little reminder of home," said Redding. "This weekend, we invite you share your gratitude to members of the military and their families and spread the holiday spirit by donating a tree through Trees for Troops."

Trees for Troops is a national program that provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to armed forces members and their families each holiday season through donations, sponsorships, grants, and the work of volunteers. Since 2005, Trees for Troops has provided more than 277,001 Christmas trees to military families and troops in the United States and overseas.

Speakers Include:
Gerrit Strathmeyer - Owner, Strathmeyer Trees
Russell Redding - Secretary, PA Dept. Of Agriculture
Colonel Donald O'Shell - Director of Staff, Headquarters Pennsylvania Air National Guard
Representative Carol Hill-Evans
Julie Wheeler -York County Commissioner
Mark Smith - FedEx



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration kicks off Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration kicks off Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Gerrit Strathmeyer, Owner of Strathmeyer Trees, kicks off 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees by encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a 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for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees by encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding kicks off 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees by encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding kicks off 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees by encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Colonel Donald O'Shell, PA National Guard, kicks off 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees by encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Representative Carol Hill-Evans kicks off 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees by encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Julie Wheeler, York County Commissioner, kicks off 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees by encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Julie Wheeler, York County Commissioner, shares a token of appreciation with Mark Smith, Manager at FedEx Freight and Russell Redding, Secretary of Agriculture, for their work in supporting Trees for Troops, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Julie Wheeler, York County Commissioner, shares a token of appreciation with Mark Smith, Manager at FedEx Freight and Russell Redding, Secretary of Agriculture, for their work in supporting Trees for Troops, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mark Smith, Manager at FedEx Freight, kicks off 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees by encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Trees for Troops is a national program that provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to armed forces members and their families each holiday season through donations, sponsorships, grants, and the work of volunteers, like those at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Trees for Troops is a national program that provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to armed forces members and their families each holiday season through donations, sponsorships, grants, and the work of volunteers, like those at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding kicks off 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees by encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Trees for Troops is a national program that provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to armed forces members and their families each holiday season through donations, sponsorships, grants, and the work of volunteers, like those at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_19.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration kicks off Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_20.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding kicks off 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees by encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_21.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding kicks off 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees by encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_22.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Trees for Troops is a national program that provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to armed forces members and their families each holiday season through donations, sponsorships, grants, and the work of volunteers, like those at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_23.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration kicks off Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_24.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Trees for Troops is a national program that provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to armed forces members and their families each holiday season through donations, sponsorships, grants, and the work of volunteers, like those at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_25.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding kicks off 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees by encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_26.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Trees for Troops is a national program that provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to armed forces members and their families each holiday season through donations, sponsorships, grants, and the work of volunteers, like those at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_27.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration kicks off Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_28.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Trees for Troops is a national program that provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to armed forces members and their families each holiday season through donations, sponsorships, grants, and the work of volunteers, like those at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_29.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding kicks off 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees by encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_30.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding kicks off 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees by encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families, in York, PA on December 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22379_ag_tressForTroops_31.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration kicks off Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees in York, PA on December 2, 2022.