This was one of my favorite blogs to write all year because I got the honor of visiting with Jim and Bev Whorton, owners of the Chub Lake Tree Farm in Carlton.  The business is dear to me because it holds precious memories of when my mother and I would go there to get our Christmas trees.  This is their 31st year in business and are once again involved with Trees for Troops.

Wow, 31 years of providing our area with Christmas trees that helped families make holiday memories together.  It's not just a tree lot (although you can drive up and buy one that is pre-cut), it's a Christmas tree lot experience.  You and your family can walk the Chub Lake Tree Farm acreage, choose your tree, cut it down with one of their loaner saws and drag it back on the plastic sled.  In the  warming house where you pay for your tree there's hot cider and cookies.

This weekend is special at the Chub Lake Tree Farm (Dec 3 & 4), they will be participating in Trees for Troops.  You can make a donation, buy a tree and sign a card to be delivered with the tree or volunteer your time either day this weekend. Thank you to volunteers from the C-Troop, 1-94 Calvary National Guard unit located in Cloquet for their efforts and time in helping with Trees for Troops.

In the video you'll learn how the Chub Lake Tree Farm came to be, what Jim & Bev do during the spring and summer months and more about the Trees for Troops program.

Congrats on 31 years, Jim & Bev, thank you for working so hard all year to ensure special trees are available for our special Northland families.