Freshly cut Christmas trees available to support good causes |

Freshly cut Christmas trees available to support good causes

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Boy Scouts and Venture Crew from Tahoe City Troop 266 have a limited number of freshly cut, naturally grown Christmas trees for sale at Lighthouse Shopping Center in Tahoe City. A nice selection of trees ranging in size 5- to 14-feet is for sale at $5 per foot. Volunteers cut these trees on lands managed by Tahoe National Forest and in support of thinning efforts for forest health and wildfire prevention projects. Tree sales fund Boy Scout and Venture Crew activities such as summer camps, leadership training and high adventure challenges. -Tree lot hours are 3-6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends through Dec. 24, while supplies last.Truckee Optimist Club Christmas Tree SalesThe Truckee Optimist Club announces 2012 Christmas tree lot/sales through Dec. 23 at the Truckee Crossroads Shopping Center, corner Highway 89 and Deerfield Drive. All profits go directly to youth activities, programs, and scholarships for the youth of Truckee. There will be a very nice selection of locally cut Red Firs (silver tips) as well as Noble and Grand fir trees shipped from the club’s grower in Oregon.Tree sales will conclude on Sunday, Dec. 23 (or once the last tree is sold). Visit for hours of operation or call 530-559-1466.The tree lot is manned by Truckee Optimist Club members, youth from schools and teams that benefit from the proceeds, and by other community volunteers. All profits are included in the Truckee Optimist Club annual budget of nearly $50,000, which goes directly to youth activities (both educational and recreational), major scholarships, and grants for Truckee youths.Truckee BSA Troop 267 sells trees at Mountain HardwareTwenty-plus Boy Scouts and parents recently braved the snow-covered back roads of the Plumas Forest Gold Lakes basin to cut 300 red fir trees for the holiday season and transport them back to the Truckee Tahoe Airport’s donated hangar. “The cutting day was pretty crazy,” said a group of scouts. “We left Truckee in an early morning snow storm and drove for two hours, chained up, and then drove up some back roads that were completely covered in snow and when arrived at the cutting area we found the most perfect Christmas trees under a clear blue sky!” The fresh-cut red fir trees are now for viewing and for sale in the Boy Scout Troop 267 Holiday Tree Sales Lot located alongside Mountain Hardware in Truckee. All of the proceeds go to Truckee BSA Troop 267 where it is used for boy scout and cub scout activities and local community service projects.

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