Cerbo’s Greenhouse sending over 100 Christmas trees to military families

Girls Scouts Troop #95750 from Littleton School with Mayor Soriano and members of Cerbo Nursery

PARSIPPANY — There are many ways to spread holiday cheer, and donating Christmas trees is one of them. Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses, a family-owned and -operated nursery and greenhouse, in cooperation with the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills is part of a network of tree farms around the U.S. that donates trees to the Trees for Troops program through the Christmas Spirit Foundation. For the 11th year, FedEx collects the trees from various farms and deliver them to troops at military bases across the United States.

Volunteers were loading the FedEx truck in the parking lot of Cerbo Parsippany Greenhouse

Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation delivers farm ­grown, fresh cut Christmas trees to thousands of military members each holiday season. Trees for Troops counts on donations from the public to make this program succeed year after year. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution will help those in service to their country and their families receive a Real Christmas Tree and keep the spirit of a traditional Christmas celebration alive. Since 2005, Trees for Troops has provided more than 208,720 Christmas Trees to military families and troops in the United States and overseas. For more information click here.

In the early 1900’s Antonio Cerbo Sr arrived from Italy (he was the first known Italian man in the Parsippany area!) and started a roadside farm stand.

This humble stand grew to formally become Cerbo’s in 1913. They’ve been family owned and operated since that time and are now proudly operating by the third and fourth generations of family on the same spot it all started.

Cerbo’s Greenhouse and Garden Center is Parsippany’s oldest business – even older than the town itself. The original deed was completed on a piece of parchment paper and consisted of 26 acres much of which is now under Route 80.

As they enter the 105th year of business they’re proud to carry on Antonio’s commitment to the local community.

They proudly own and operate three locations spanning across North Jersey. The garden center in Parsippany has been in our operation for all 105 years and serves as the retail/wholesale yard as well. The Nursery in Hampton is another retail/wholesale yard where they also grow their own nursery stock. Their third location is the tree farm in the town of Branchville where they are humbly the largest producers of shade, ornamental, and evergreen trees.

In November and December they also operate a “choose and cut” Christmas Tree Farm.