Tree farm aids charity
Trees for Less donates 50 trees to Family Sharing

By Melanie Boyung - News Graphic Staff

Dec. 9, 2014

Trees await selection to be decorated in a home for the holidays.
Submitted photo

GRAFTON — This season, Trees for Less has been looking to do more.

Trees for Less came to Grafton last year. A second location of the company that also is in Mequon, the Grafton location’s point of pride is selling Fraser firs.

“It’s the only property in Ozaukee growing Fraser firs because of the soil,” Trees for Less owner Lisa O’Malley said.

This year Trees for Less is branching out, offering more to the local community. One weekend visitors found Santa at the Grafton tree farm, and the Mequon location has hay rides, hot chocolate, snacks and a fire pit to enjoy. But the highlight of the of Trees for Less’ season of giving was when the tree farm donated about 50 trees to Family Sharing of Ozaukee County, helping local families in need celebrate the holiday season.

Recent visitors to Trees for Less in Grafton spend quality time with Santa Claus
before venturing out to look for a tree.  

Submitted photo

“It was amazing,” O’Malley said. “How excited these people were, it was very cool. We plan on doing this into the future.”

Family Sharing of Ozaukee is a nonprofit operating a food pantry and resale shop to distribute food, clothing and household items to those in need, free of charge. The trees donated by Trees for Less went to member families who wanted a tree, but may not have had the means to get a Christmas tree any other way.

This past weekend, Trees for Less in Grafton featured Mike Gregory playing Christmas music on the banjo.

Trees for Less in Grafton offers Fraser, Balsam and Concolor fir trees at $10 per foot of height as well as Blue Spruce and Scotch Pine at $35 per tree.

The Grafton farm is open Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trees for Less
2321 E. River Road, Grafton

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