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Date published: 11/22/2012

FEDEX BEGINS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE DELIVERy

MEMPHIS, Tenn.

--FedEx Corp. has launched its annual operation to deliver fresh-cut Christmas trees to U.S. military personnel and families.

The Commercial Appeal reported Trees for Troops started this week with a FedEx Express pickup in Thorntown, Ind., of 300 trees donated by members of the Indiana Christmas Tree Association. The trees will be airlifted to troops in Kuwait.

Officials say FedEx Freight expects to deliver more than 18,000 trees to 60-plus bases nationwide during the next two weeks.