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CORDELE, GA (WALB) -
It's a small token of appreciation for military families.
A South Georgia Christmas tree farm is making sure families of deployed troops have a fresh tree in their homes this holiday season.
With more than 40 acres and 8 different types of trees, Southern Christmas Tree Plantation in Cordele is one of the south's oldest Christmas tree farms.
"In 1950 I started my Christmas tree farm," said Bill Murray, Founder of Southern Christmas Tree Plantation.
For 62 years Bill Murray and his family have dedicated their lives to the season's most beloved tree.
"They make a lot of families happy," said Murray.
From firs to pines to spruces, there's a tree for every family, even for those all the way in Thomasville.
With the help of some local people and businesses, the Murray family donated 30 trees to the families of military members who are serving overseas this holiday.
"We wanted to do something for the troops and I just think it's wonderful that we can use this system and worship God again with the Christmas tree," said Murray.
And soldiers from Thomasville say it's a Christmas blessing.
"We're deploying next year in the mid summer so like I said we are very appreciative to all the family and friends in surrounding counties that have gave and donated to our unit," said Adrianne Howard, U.S. Army.
Every family from the Thomasville National Guard unit will get a free tree with a personalized Christmas card to wish them a very merry holiday.
Trees for Troops is a nationwide program that provides free Christmas trees to active duty families.