The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has a solution for people wanting to get rid of their natural Christmas trees after the holidays.
The agency says instead of putting it on the street or just leaving it in the backyard until spring, donate the tree to be used for fish habitat.
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There are drop-off points across the state. 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 gamefish as well as creating homes for invertebrates and smaller fishes that provide food for larger fish. Just clean your tree of all of the artificial decorations, lights, tinsel, ornaments and drop it off at one of our locations," the department said in a release.
The closest drop-off in northern Kentucky is in Grant County's Boltz Lake Boat Ramp, near Florence.
From I-75 Exit 159 take Highway 22 west to Highway 467 north, located off of Mount Zion Road.
In Campbell County, Northern Kentucky University will chip all undecorated trees to use around county and city parks throughout the county.
Maintenance Garage, 865 Gilbert Ridge Road December 26th through January 8th 859.635.4125
Place curbside December 27th, January 3rd or January 10th
Or deliver to Tower Park parking lot adjacent to the VA Hospital 859.441.1055
City Building, 176 John’s Hill Road December 26th through January 8th 859.441.8575
Across from Public Works, 1020 East 9th Street December 26th through January 15th 859.292.3686
Place curbside or deliver to 260 West Walnut December 26th through January 5th 859.441.0075
Public Works, 114 Center Street December 26th through January 8th 859.581.8884
Unincorporated Campbell County
Pendery Park, 4051 Mary Ingles Hwy December 26th through January 8th 859.547.1866