It’s that time again – with the end of the Christmas Advent season nearing, January 6th, people are packing up wreaths, pulling down lights and sweeping up tree needles on the floor. But instead of throwing out the Christmas tree to rot in a landfill, this year you can help your local fish population. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has drop-off points across the state to collect old live Christmas trees and recycle them as fish habitats. The trees are placed at several spots around local lakes to attract fish. They provide nesting and rearing habitats for gamefish, along with homes for smaller fish that serve as a food source for the larger fish. Locally you can bring your tree to Corbin City Garage. Officials say to make sure there are no artificial decorations, such as lights, tinsel or ornaments, left on your tree before you drop it off.
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