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December 9, 2011
Nursery offers free trees, flowers for military families

There's still time for local military families to pick up free Christmas trees and poinsettias.

Green Acres Nursery & Supply in Roseville (901 Galleria Blvd.) and Sacramento (8501 Jackson Road) offers free trees - up to 8 feet tall - plus two 4-inch potted poinsettias to any military family with a member currently deployed.

To receive a free tree, an immediate family member must bring a copy of deployment papers and a military ID to either Green Acres location.

"We have a lot of military families in our area," said Kellie Natoli of Green Acres. "Last year between the two locations, we gave out 300 trees."

So far, the nursery has provided about 150 trees, but has plenty more. Natoli expects to have fresh trees available through Dec. 19.

Since 2005, Green Acres has provided more than 1,000 trees to local military families, she added. In addition, the nursery donated 10 trees and 45 poinsettias to Beale Air Force Base's recent holiday party to give out to its families.

For more information, call (916) 381-1625 (Sacramento) or (916) 782-2273 (Roseville). Or click on www.idiggreenacres.com.

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