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Recycle Your Natural Christmas Tree For Fish Habitat

Posted at 9:47 AM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 09:52:45-05

(LEX 18)– Now that the holidays are over, let your Christmas tree live again as a fish habitat instead of tossing it out.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has drop-off points across the state where you can bring your old tree and put it to good use.

They will take your tree and combine it with others to create fish attractors for lakes all over the state. These brush reefs provide nesting and rearing habitat for game fish as well as creating homes for invertebrates and smaller fishes that provide food for larger fish.

If you’re interested, just clean your tree of all of the artificial decorations, lights, tinsel, ornaments, etc. and drop it off at one of their locations during daylight hours only (between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.).