Anderson County Christmas Trees to be Used as Fish Habitats

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources along with the Lawrenceburg Ace Hardware and the Anderson County Junior Conservation Board have teamed up to recycle natural Christmas trees in an unique way.  Old Christmas trees will be gathered from here in Anderson County as well as across the state and placed into lakes to create fish habitats.

The trees, once all decorations and lights are removed, make excellent brush reefs, according to the KDFWR.  The reefs provide nesting and habitats for gamefish and other smaller aquatic animals.

The Lawrenceburg Ace Hardware has volunteered to allow natural trees (with all decorations, stands, and non-organic materials removed) to be donated in an outbuilding on their property, where the state will then collect and distribute the trees to the various lakes.  They will then record GPS coordinates on the KDFWR website so fishermen will know where these new reefs and fish will be.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrPin on PinterestEmail this to someone
Posted in Family & Community.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.