Free Christmas trees for active duty service members

Nov. 30, 2017

The annual Trees for Troops event returns Dec 5 to Fort Benning’s Wetherby Field on Custer Road, where MWR will distribute free real trees to active duty service members (or their spouses) while supplies last, starting at 10:30 a.m. Military families who live off post are included in this invitation. We will open the distribution line early if the trees are unloaded from the truck before 10:30am.

Supplies are limited to one tree per household, and you must have your ID. Trees will be available until they’re all gone or until 6 p.m. We often have volunteers, but you should expect to load and strap the tree yourself. 

FedEx and the SPIRIT Foundation have supplied nearly 200,000 farm-grown trees to military families since 2005. Most trees are donated by tree farmers and their customers. For more information on the program, go to